Why do my lightbulbs keep blowing?

Lots of people complain that their light bulbs blow routinely and we run through the primary factors that this happens. It is not likely that the problem you have is a major one. Your circuit breakers (MCB) in your home are developed to trip if there is any fault in the wiring. A bulb blowing might journey the switch, however supplying a brand new bulb replaced in the fitting does not blow quickly than you can try to find one of these small problems.

Firstly isolate the power supply to the bulb– turn it off at the main fuse board to be sure.

  • Don’t buy cheap light bulbs– they are a false economy
  • Overwhelming a system– when the light fitting says an optimum wattage for the bulbs that suggests the life of the bulb might be reduced if you overload it
  • Using too many bulbs of the ‘right’ wattage in a light fitting– you ought to focus on the maximum number of watts permitted the entire fitting. This is a common problem with halogen bulbs
  • There may be a loose connection in the light holder
  • If the fitting is a spring filled one make certain it is fitting comfortably against the bulb, and not loose
  • The ‘live’ wire in the fitting may be loose


If you change the bulb and the fuse journeys instantly, you ought to employ an electrician to source the issue.

For the sake of security can we duplicate that you must make sure you have actually turned the power off to the light fitting before you try to do any maintenance.

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A Path to Sell Your Home

What is the fist thing prospective buyers see when they visit your home? What about the garden path?

All of us understand that having actually a newly painted front door, with pots of healthy plants either side, makes a fantastic first impression on visitors. If you are selling your home this is one of the very first ‘selling tips’ you will see on numerous blog sites and sites, but have you considered what your path is saying about your residential or commercial property?

Does your garden state ‘low upkeep and elegant’ or ‘poorly kept (due to the fact that I dislike gardening)’? You can transform a shabby garden path in a number of weekends. Spend a long time in the evenings of the very first week snapping through gardening ideas, preparing what you want and purchasing the products you need. You can use our ‘Creating a Garden Path’ project to assist you select layout, materials, and designs. Then spend the weekend cleaning away old paving and laying the structures.

Decisions to make

  • Straight or curved- curved lines are more ‘friendly’ straight lines more official
  • Paved, gravel, concrete or paviers– or a mix for texture
  • Planting around or in between slabs
  • Is it prematurely for a revival of crazy paving?


The next weekend can be used laying the weed control material, gravel or paving, planting some attractive flowers or plants, and doing a bit of sweeping and weeding, to make certain your front garden is saying what you wish to prospective home purchasers. Make the front of your house a fantastic ad for what is within.

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