Exposure to moisture or cold can cause a light bulb to explode. Failure of a light bulb may also be the result of tight screwing or too much electrical flow.Continue Reading
When an incandescent light bulb is turned on, the gases inside it heat up around the element. As the bulb lights, there may be a negative reaction between the cold gas and the hot element.
A halogen bulb has an outer and inner layer. If the outer layer breaks, the bulb may continue to work. However, if moisture hits the inner layer while the light is on, the layer may explode.
Screwing a bulb in too tightly can bend the brass tab inside the light socket, which creates an unstable connection. The unstable connection can create an arch between the bulb and the tab.
An unsteady flow of electric current to the light can cause the bulb to wear out too quickly and may also result in a pop or explosion.Learn more about Electrical
To troubleshoot fluorescent light fixtures, test the power supply, check the bulbs and replace the bulb retainers. Fluorescent light bulbs typically have a lifespan of between 8,000 and 15,000 hours.Full Answer >
Replacing a fluorescent light bulb can be intimidating due to the size and shape of the bulbs. With a gentle touch, the task can be accomplished in just a short time.Full Answer >
A 60 watt type-A light bulb is an incandescent electric light source; it operates with 60 watts of power and has the traditional bulb shape that is categorized as type A. Incandescent bulbs use a tungsten filament that glows when an electrical current runs through it.Full Answer >
Replace a three-way light switch by unplugging the lamp, removing the shade, harp and light bulb, pulling the outer housing off the socket and loosening the wires from the screws. Loosen the set screw, unscrew the socket from the threaded rod, and pull the socket off the wires. Reverse the process to install the new socket and switch. On most lamps, replacing the three-way switch also requires replacing the lamp socket.Full Answer >