7 Tips to Prevent Light Bulbs from Blowing Out

Light bulbs in some fixtures can blow out before their expected life span. Usually the source of the problem is easily detected and corrected.
The following are eight tips to maximize the lifespan of your light bulbs.

Tips to prevent light bulbs from blowing out:

  1.  Do not screw bulb in too tight.

    maximize the lifespan of your light bulbs.

    maximize the lifespan of your light bulbs.

  2.  Use better light bulbs.
  3.  Reduce the heat around the light fixture. Uncover or move the fixture. Using a bulb with a lower wattage may also work. Heat can blow a bulb.
  4.  Reduce the amount of vibrations around the light fixture or use a 130 volt light bulb. It is stronger and able to withstand more vibrating than other bulbs.
  5. Dimmers and timers blow out some fluorescent lights.
  6. Use an electrical meter to check that the electric current in the light fixture is a constant 120 volts. Electrical currents that are too high, low or fluctuate can blow out a light bulb. A difference of 5% between the voltage in the wires and the light bulb is enough to blow out a light bulb.If there is a steady current, use bulbs that match the voltage of your reading.
  7. If the flow is too low or is not constant, inspect the blown out bulb for indentations. If there are indentations then there is probably a loose connector in the fixture where the bulb is screwed into.

To tighten the connectors on the light fixture:

  1. 1. Unplug the lamp or turn the electricity off in the room off the fixture.
  2. If necessary unscrew the light fixture.
  3. Find loose any connectors, wires and gaps in the connectors.
  4.  Tighten the loose connectors and wires by tightening the connecting screws.
  5.  Screw the light fixture back into place.

How to Install a Toilet Seat

How to install toilet seat

Changing your toilet seat can improve your life. Think about it. How much time does each one of us spend every day on the toilet? OK, so it’s not in the same league as your bed (at least I hope not) but still, a broken, dirty, ugly, worn out, or uncomfortable toilet seat is not something that you have to live with. Toilet seats are not expensive plus a new one will make your bathroom prettier. Here is a step by step guide to installing a toilet seat.

Tools and equipment needed: new toilet seat, tape measure, flathead screw driver, pliers and a rag.

To install a toilet seat

1. Measure the length and width of the old seat. Take note of the seat’s shape, i.e. circular or oblong.

2. Measure the positions of the seat’s bolt mountings. Write all of the measurements down. Buy the toilet seat of your choice that matches your measurements.

3. Pry the plastic bolt covers out of their hole with a flat head screwdriver to expose the bolts.

4. Unscrew the bolts with a screwdriver while holding the seat in place and remove the screws. It may be necessary to hold the nuts on the opposite side down with a pair of pliers as you unscrew the bolts. The seat is free.

5. Remove the old toilet seat.

6. Clean and dry the area where the bols were.

7. Remove the covering from the adhesive pads and any packaging material from the new toilet seat.

8. Align the seat mountings with the screw holes.

9. Thread the bolts into the holes of the toilet seat mountings and the back of the toilet’s rim. Screw the bolts in. The old bolts should still be usable. You can use them. If the old bolts are damaged, use the new bolts that come with the new toilet seat.
Note: If the bolts are plastic, over tightening may damage them.

10. Snap the plastic bolt covers over the bolts. Your new toilet seat is installed. Enjoy!