Popping light bulbs are never a good sign. There IS a chance that you happened to purchase a faulty bulb. However, if you've replaced it more than twice and it keeps popping or burning out, it's an indicator that there's an underlying electrical issue. If you have popping light bulbs or fixtures throughout your home, you need to call an electrician IMMEDIATELY.
Causes of popping light bulbsWhen selecting bulbs, make sure you purchase the correct wattage for the fixture. Using the wrong wattage could cause popping light bulbs. Also, energy-efficient light bulbs, such as CFL and LED bulbs, are phasing out the old incandescent bulbs. However, some older lighting fixtures cannot support the newer bulbs and that may be causing them to burn out quickly. That was the case for one of our Hebron CT homeowners. He called us because he noticed popping light bulbs in three different rooms of his home. He replaced the bulbs repeatedly but they burned out within days. Concerned about a possible fire hazard, he wanted one of our electricians to check everything over. Our technician found that the lighting fixtures in his home could not support the newer technology. Right now, homeowners have two choices: a) go back to using incandescent bulbs or, b) upgrade the lighting fixtures. Reverting to incandescent bulbs will only be a temporary fix. As of January 1, 2014, these types of bulbs began to be phased out. You will still be able to find them, but they will be much more expensive and become increasingly harder to find. Upgrading the lighting fixtures will be an upfront cost, but the ability to use the newer energy-efficient light bulbs will save more money down the road.
Rapid Service is located in Columbia CT. We offer plumbing, electrical and heating repairs and installations for Eastern CT homeowners. Our Plumbing Installations include: well pumps, well tanks, water heaters, sump pumps, sewage pumps, toilets and water treatment systems. Plumbing Repairs include: clogged drains, frozen pipes, burst pipes, appliance hookups, clogged toilets, leaking pipes and odor or leak detection. Electrical Installations include service changes, panel upgrades, generators, electric heat, surge protection, outside lighting and interior fixtures. Electrical Repairs include faulty outlets, GFIs, and updating wiring and circuits. Heating Installations include oil or gas boilers. Heating Repairs include baseboard, piping, valves and coils. We offer FULL Kitchen Remodeling and Bathroom Remodeling services too! Some of the towns we cover are: Columbia, Willimantic, Andover, Coventry, Bolton, Vernon, Ellington, Willington, Tolland, Mansfield, Willlimantic, Ashford, Chaplin, Windham, Lebanon, Colchester, Hebron, Marlborough, Glastonbury, Manchester, Portland, Middletown, East Hampton, Bozrah, Norwich, Franklin, Sprague, Lisbon, Scotland, Canterbury, Guilford, Madison, Haddam, Chester, Deep River, Essex, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, Waterford, New London, Montville, Groton, Ledyard, Stonington, & North Stonington CT.