Can some light fixtures burn out light bulbs faster than normal

My hanging light fixture in the kitchen goes thru light bulbs like crazy. Could the fixture be defective?

  12 answers
  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Mar 24, 2018
    It possibly could but sometimes we just have to buy the more expensive bulbs that last longer.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 24, 2018
    how old is the fixture....check all wires for any signs of fraying.for your safety I would consider changing it out yesterday
  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 24, 2018
    Does this fixture have a ceiling fan attached? If so, you can't use dimmer bulbs on the older ones. Have you used bulbs that have a wattage that's too high? Most only want 60 or 75 watts.
  • DW DW on Mar 24, 2018
    The more often the light is turned on and off the shorter the life, and be sure the bulb(s) aren’t higher voltage than the socket is recommended to hold...although the new LED’s are supposed to be better for that, or maybe it’s because you can leave then on longer and not use as much electricity.
  • Gail Tilton Ogden Gail Tilton Ogden on Mar 24, 2018
    We had water damage causing this. Watch for leak stains.
  • Ro Ro on Mar 24, 2018
    check the fixture for wattage specs might be using too high a bulb
  • William William on Mar 24, 2018
    Bulbs are overtightened in the fixture causing a poor connection. Time for a new fixture.

    Vibration in the fixture can cause bulbs to burn out quicker.

    Bulbs are getting to hot or heat is not dissipated fast enough.

    Fixture or wiring poorly installed. Loose wiring can cause fluctuating or loss of voltage to the bulbs.
  • Christel Christel on Mar 24, 2018
    Yes. Check the wiring to ensure it's installed properly. Spikes in voltage can blow light bulbs.
    You may have the wrong watt bulb in it
  • Ro Ro on Mar 24, 2018
    Maybe need to change the light socket
  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 25, 2018
    Good grief, I'm at a loss. Maybe you need to fix or replace the fixture.
  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 25, 2018
    Could be a loose connection. That will burn a bulb out, does it ever flicker?