My Ceiling fan light in my bedroom keeps going out. I changed the bulb and it worked for a few days and went out again. I changed it again and days later it went out again. The ceiling fan itself runs fine so I am not sure if I need to call an electrician or go from a 40W to a 60W bulb.

  • Are you buying the correct voltage bulbs?
    – Ferrybig
    May 12, 2016 at 18:38
  • Is there vibration in the fan? What type of bulb are you using? Is there a dimmer controlling the light.
    – Tester101
    May 12, 2016 at 18:38
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    The wattage of a bulb generally isn't related to its durability. Also, there's no need to YELL. :)
    – isherwood
    May 12, 2016 at 18:41
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    Have you tried using a light bulb designed for use in a ceiling fan?
    – BillDOe
    May 12, 2016 at 18:52
  • i got the same kind of bulb that i was instructed to buy. i talked to an electrician and he said to change the bulb but when i did it did the same thing. May 12, 2016 at 19:02

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There are industrial duty lamps they are built to take some vibration. We use these in areas that have vibration. They do cost more but hold up better than off the shelf lamps.


You're really better off going with an LED bulb for a couple of reasons. First, they last 20 years and are immune to vibration. Second, they make less heat, if you're running your fan to cool off.

They are now reasonably priced, and come in any color you want, so you don't need that "blue-ish" color if you don't want it, and they even come in old-timey looking styles.

Do not buy CFLs. They don't like vibration or running base up, are full of mercury and don't last.

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