Bulbs blow immediately on outdoor security light fixture - help!


C

Christy

I haven't replaced the bulbs in my home's outdoor floodlight in over a
year. When I finally did this week, one blew the moment I screwed it
in, and the other blew about two minutes later. The fixture is at the
corner of the roof, and super high off the ground, (not a height at
which I'm comfortable checking wires with both hands). The old bulbs
were 145w, the new are 100w (couldn't find 145w). I know nothing
about wattage/voltage, etc. I checked the fuses; nothing tripped. Do
I just have the wrong bulbs, or do I need to replace the fixture?

Thanks for any help!
 
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M

m Ransley

probably just bad bulbs take them back, someone probably dropped a case
of them, you can find brighter ones
 
P

Pop Rivet

m Ransley said:
probably just bad bulbs take them back, someone probably dropped a case
of them, you can find brighter ones
What kind of lights? It might matter.
It is possible, if wiring is upset by time & nature for a
line to go hgh in voltage, but it's unusual.

Can you check the voltage going to the lights? Or is there
a transormer or other component that feeds the lights?

Do the fixtures require specially made bulbs made for
specific orientation?

Are the 100W the same type/brand as were the 145?

In my experience at least, 145W bulbs are not standard
wattage. So, that makes me wonder if they might not be
something "special".

Pop
 
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As had been mentioned , bad lamps ?

If that is not it , my first guess , check voltage . You may have " lost your neutral " ?

God bless
Wyr
 

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