could be vibration killing the bulbs. try rough service bulbs or LED bulbs.
if the fan isn't blowing up, it isn't overvoltage, which is certain to kill bulbs really fast after a very nice bright light.
"shorts" won't kill bulbs unless it's an internal short from vibration touching a small part of the filament together by the pigtails supplying power. a short is a diversion of unregulated power, always bad, should blow the breaker right off on a household circuit.
"opens" are a broken connection, no power.
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I have the same problem with the lamps on a fan. The smallest vibration will fatique the filiments in the lamp and cause it to break. I tried the cfl's and they worked great, but the lady of the house didn't like the delay before it came fully on, so back to changing bulbs. I don't know how she's going to handle it when all the incandescent bulbs are phased out
WalMart & GE have recently announced that they are going to discount LED bulb pricing at dramatic reductions. Hopefully they will also load all those shipping containers with CFL bulbs, shipping them anywhere but here. 100 watt incandescent bulbs have traveled the route of the pony express. Guessing 75 watt are next, correct?This message has been edited. Last edited by: CommonwealthSparky,
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