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Old 11-22-2017, 02:58 PM  
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I've got a 3 bulb candelabra base pole light that due to a bad photo eye stays on 24/7 it burns out the same 2 bulbs every 3 mnths or so is this to them staying on all the time there GE bulbs?


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That's a little over 2K hrs. What is the lamps life expectancy?


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1.4 year life is what it says on the package.
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Based upon what?
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3 hours use per day
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So, at 3hrs. a day, for 2k hrs, these lamps would last 700+ days.

Which is diminished by the heating and cooling of the filaments.

Time to change the timer.
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I will fight my way thru the black fri crowds and pick one up. thanks for your help.
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Buy some LED bulbs I just bought some for a similar fixture and they draw 2 watts and they were a buck a bulb. That is if you like the light being on.


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