If your light bulbs are regularly blowing out, then this can be extremely frustrating. Not only does it most likely indicate that there is a problem, but it can also force you to keep buying new light bulbs more than you probably want to.
So, if you are noticing that your light bulbs keep blowing out in one spot in your house, or in multiple spots, here is what could be behind it.
1. Poor quality light bulbs
Not all light bulbs are created equally. In fact, some light bulbs are very low-quality compared to others. Lower quality light bulbs tend to have filaments that are very thin. The thinner the filament, the more likely the light bulbs is to blow out. Light bulbs break at their weakest part. So, if the filament is already thin to begin with, then, it can make it more susceptible to blowing out.
2. High Voltage
High levels of voltage, even if they only occur briefly can cause a light bulb to blow out. This is because they can cause excess heat, which can result in damage occurring to the light bulb. If you suspect that your home may be experiencing higher than normal levels of voltage for any reason, then it may be wise to call an Allston electrical contractor to come and investigate the issue. The electrician would be able to diagnose the problem for you and resolve it in a quick and efficient manner.
Vibrations can be another source of the problem. Light bulbs are very delicate, so if there are appliances nearby that vibrate strongly, or emit strong sound waves, these could create enough vibration over time to damage a light bulb filament. If there is high foot traffic in the room or on the floor above, then this could also hypothetically cause damage to the filament. So, if you think that this could be happening to you, then you should try to eliminate sources of high vibration.
4. Arching Electricity
Arching electricity occurs when the light bulb is not screwed in tightly enough and when the electricity starts to arch between the bottom of the bulb and the socket. When this happens, it can cause excess heat to be generated, resulting in a blowout of the light bulb.
How to solve these problems
The best way to solve these problems is to simply call an Allston electrician or another licensed electrician in the Boston area to come and investigate the problem. Because of their training and skill, a good electrical contractor will be able to diagnose the problem quickly, and resolve it for you.
Another thing that you can do is switch to LED light bulbs. The price of LED light bulbs is getting lower and lower, and LED light bulbs are extremely long-lasting and energy efficient. Further, LED light bulbs are also nowhere near as vulnerable to vibrations as traditional light bulbs are.
So, for example, an earthquake may break an LED light bulb, but people running upstairs or a guitar amplifier emitting strong sound waves are very unlikely to blow it out or cause it to break.