Yeah, I know, not this topic again... But this is getting ridiculous.
I have a string of about 6 pot fixtures in the basement with BR30
bulbs. The fixtures are switched by a pair of 3 way switches.
The fixtures are open to the air - the ceiling hasn't been
The bulbs are burning out at a very high rate. Within a week
of getting them all working again, at least one goes out, within
another month, usually all of them are dead.
As far as I can remember, these have all been Sylvanias, some
"extended lifetime" (hah!).
Most of the time, a bulb expires when we "flick" (as opposed to
"sloowwly presssss" ;-) one of the threeways. The threeway switches
are relatively newish decora type switches. Probably cheapies -
I'll bet they bounce a lot.
I'm looking for real-world experience here - has anybody solved
lamp burnouts like this by replacing the switches? Are there
line filters for this sort of purpose?
I want to exhaust those possibilities before going on an expensive
quest for more expensive bulbs.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
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