The most commonly used and most commonly replaced electrical item in our house is the common light bulb, which in this case is the incandescent bulbs. Almost every household stocks them in small quantities in case one of them decides to burn itself out in the middle of the night.
All electrical light fixtures uses light bulbs. From the most expensive chandeliers to the cheapest night light, the bulb is the heart of the fixture.
There are many different kinds of bulbs in the market and ones that is getting rather popular these days are the energy saving types. These types of bulbs emits the same level of brightness even though it has a considerably lower wattage. Just for information sake, the higher the wattage of a bulb or whatever electrical appliances, the more electricity it will consume and therefore the higher your monthly electrical bill. The energy saving bulbs cuts down monthly electrical cost because a 10 watts bulb will shine as brightly as a normal 40 watts bulb.
When buying a replacement bulb, make sure you know the type. There are 2 common types. One is the screw in type and the other the pin type. The screw in type as the name suggest is screwed into the lamp holder while the pin type has 2 pins of the side for you to snap it into the holder and the pins holds the bulbs in place. Both works the same way though method of installation differs.
A newer type is the snap in type of light bulb that we use in recessed light or down lights. These lamp holders are made very much different and sometimes it takes some amount of force to snap the bulbs in place.
To determine if the light bulb has fused or burned out, try peeking into the build itself. Transparent bulbs will be easy to spot as you can see through the bulb. You will something like an antenna inside with a fine filament connected to each end. If the element is broken, then that light bulb has lived out it’s lifespan. However if the bulb is the frosted type and you can’t see through it, then the best way to confirm if the bulb is fused will be to snap it into another holder which is working. If the original one works but not the one that you have just screwed in, then it can be confirmed again that you have a burned out light bulb.