Why Ceiling Fan Light Bulbs Burn Out Fast
Longer Lasting Ceiling Fan Light Bulbs Do Make a Difference – The next time you need to replace your ceiling fan light bulbs, be sure to purchase 130 volt light bulbs, not 120 volt bulbs. The problem is that ceiling fans naturally produce vibrations that will cause the light bulb filament to burn our prematurely.
How to Make Ceiling Fan Light Bulbs Last Longer
Ceiling Fan Question: I have two ceiling fans with 4 lights on each in my den they blow light bulbs way to often.
- For example, I replaced all eight bulbs three weeks ago and two bulbs on one fan have already blown what might be causing this?
This electrical question came from: Tyson, a Homeowner from Villa Rica, Georgia.
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Thanks for your electrical question Tyson.
Longer Lasting Ceiling Fan Light Bulbs Do Make a Difference
- The next time you need to replace your ceiling fan light bulbs, be sure to purchase 130 volt light bulbs, not 120 volt bulbs.
- The problem is that ceiling fans naturally produce vibrations that will cause the light bulb filament to burn our prematurely.
- The 130 volt rated light bulbs have a heavier filament and will last much longer.
- You may actually see that there are packages of light bulbs that are labeled specifically for use in ceiling fans.
The Following will assist you with Ceiling Fans and Light Bulbs:
- Lighting For The Home
How to Install Ceiling Fans
- Take the mystery out of ceiling fan wiring. Ceiling Fans are a great way to lower your energy bill and brighten up one of your favorite rooms.
Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.
Wiring a Switch for an Air CompressorWayne asks:
I am wiring my 240volt air compressor using 10/3 to a lighted 30 amp switch to place by exit door to turn off when im away.
My question is: when I wire the switch I will have essentially two hots, do I place both the black and red on one screw and the black and red on the other?
Also its the lighted Leviton 3032-plr, a lot of the comments say I need to use the neutral to operate the light.
I dont know what to do with that.
Thanks for your help.
Wayne, The Leviton 3032-plr switch that you have described is for 120volt applications and will not work on a 240volt circuit.
A typical 240 volt air compressor requires two hots and a ground wire.
A neutral wire is not required.
A 120volt lighted control switch could be wired as an add on control circuit, however this would require a separate 120volt control circuit, a 120volt lighted switch, and a 120volt control relay with 240volt contacts rated for 30amps.
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