Bathroom Light Fixture Popped and Sparked?

I have a wall light fixture in the bathroom above the sink. It has 3 light bulbs in a horizontal row. The bulbs need replacing frequently. Bulbs have needed replacing very frequently in other areas of the house, also.


I turned on this bathroom light fixture and was treated to popping and a shower of sparks. The light bulb itself appears to be intact, but the glass globe that is attached to the metal arm, like a tulip-shaped glass shade over the bulb, is black where it touches the metal rim of the light fixture. Is it more likely the fixture went bad or the wiring in the wall?

By Delia F

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March 16, 20150 found this helpful

Doesn't matter which is at fault, it is time to call an electrician. He can also check out why you have to frequently replace light bulbs in other areas of the house.


It will be money well spent.

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November 1, 20190 found this helpful

If your bulbs are frequently burning out, turn off the electricity & bend the bulb contact inside the fixture a little so it makes a better contact with the bulb.

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May 19, 20220 found this helpful

My cord has a small split...would electrical tape be okay to repair or nee cord?

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