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Topic Title: Costing me a fortune
Topic Summary: Lamps
Created On: 02 March 2013 11:13 PM
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 02 March 2013 11:13 PM
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Westonelectrical

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I've posted this before but it's getting worse bulbs constantly blowing in my house.. Tried dimmers, used only good lamps etc etc etc... I'm thinking a loose neutral?
 03 March 2013 12:30 AM
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DOUGIE1000

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what kind of lamps ie gu10, gls etc?

not sure what others have surgested however have you tested supply voltage?

What make of lamps you getting, not supermarket lamps are you, not a man of your experiance surley?

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 03 March 2013 01:54 PM
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Weston, loose neutral where? In every lighting point in your house?

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 03 March 2013 02:13 PM
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You live next to a main road and the vibration is horrendous , or your lamps do not match your supply.
 03 March 2013 02:20 PM
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DOUGIE1000

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Originally posted by: Westonelectrical

I've posted this before but it's getting worse bulbs constantly blowing in my house.. Tried dimmers, used only good lamps etc etc etc... I'm thinking a loose neutral?[

Try lamps there much brighter thank bulbs.

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 05 March 2013 10:36 PM
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Westonelectrical

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Supply is 251 today...
 05 March 2013 10:40 PM
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Change to elv
 05 March 2013 10:42 PM
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jamieblatant

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Lamps what are they

I only fit LED now

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 06 March 2013 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by: Westonelectrical

Supply is 251 today...


Could be the result of thermal shock. If all the lamps are now manufactured to a EU standard of 220V then an extra 30V or so will not be helpful to poor little blighters.
Also, there maybe other complications with the type of supply, the mains supply is unlikely to be a pure sine wave
Just a few thoughts

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