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Why do the bulbs in my exterior fixture burn out so often?

This is usually caused by several factors.

  • Use of non-brand named bulbs.
  • Larger wattage bulbs, which cause excessive heat build-up shorting the life of the bulb.
  • Power Surges.
  • Bad light bulbs
  • The bulb is screwed in too tight
  • Too much vibration
  • Turning off and on too often
  • Loose or improperly connected fixtures or wiring

Check that your bulb socket is providing good contact to the center of the bulb. You may have to clean and/or lift up the center contact (while the power is OFF)