How many people screw in a light bulb by turning off the light, screwing in
the bulb in tight and turning on the light?
This, according to my electrician, is the wrong way.
Apparently, the correct way to screw in a light bulb is to keep power to the
socket on and screw the light only until it lights up. This prevents the
contact in the base of the socket from getting crushed which makes it harder
to get contact with each subsequent bulb.
That wasn't obvious to me until you mentioned it. What's the torque spec,
Your electrician is also trying to snow you into thinking that only an
electrician can properly install a bulb. He must be feeling the competition
from Home Depot.
Yes, the best way is to see when it just lights up and then measure the
fraction of a turn to where it stops going further, then back off halfway.
Europeans say 1/3 of the way, but that's because they use the stupid metric
system (220 volts) as opposed to the imperial system (110 volts).
Quite. In any case, European voltage is now 230 V nominal (although
220 V is within tolerance). Normal British light bulbs do not screw.
They are bayonet fittings just like those on cars.
The people in the electrical store claim not to understand me when I
ask for a 205 BTU per hour bulb.
Two Fingers Tight.
No tighter than you can turn it with two fingers.
And you shouldn't squeeze too tight on a bulb with 2 fingers.
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