What makes light bulbs go bad in dimmers
My entire basement is using Lutron Vareo Dimmers...love the looks, hate the cheap buttons on this series of dimmers.
We rarely adjust the dimmer level and the bulbs in my recessed cans attached to them constantly go bad. We are using generally Sylvania bulbs of Westinghouse . I have primarily used 75W flood reflectors (R20).
Before I try new PAR series bulbs, I'd figured I'd give it a shot on solving what constantly causes my bulbs to go bad. All of them in all the cans go bad at LEAST 1-2 times year ! This is in a residential application so it's not like they are constantly on.
On our 1st and 2nd floors using Lutron Maestro series dimmers, I had yet to have a single bulb go bad.
Is it the dimmers ? Wiring ? Vibration from the 1st floor since obviously the main floor sees the most foot traffic ?
Whaddya guys suggest could be that causes these bulbs to go bad. I can change a bulb in one can, only to have the bulb in that can or the other bulb that is on the same dimmer switch go bad a couple days later.
Will running 130V bulbs help. I have noticed NO difference in bulbs not going bad by using Long Life 120V bulbs.