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We have a 12 bulb chandelier I our foyer about 12 feet up.

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We have a 12 bulb chandelier I our foyer about 12 feet up. All was well for 10 years. One bulb burned out and since we had a scaffold set up, we decided to take opportunity to swap all the bulbs for LEDs. We took out the burnt bulb and put in a new LED bulb. It did not light up. We thought it must be a bad bulb straight out of the packaging because it did not lights up in other positions either. So we swapped out the remaining positions with LEDs and they are all good. Went back to the burnt position and put in an incandescent. It lit up brighter than the others for less than an hour and then it burned out. We inspected the socket, lifted the tab at the bottom a little and put in another bulb. It lit up for an hour and burned out.
Not sure how to proceed. Had to return the scaffold so taking a voltage reading inside that socket will be a little precarious.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  ProGrade replied 1 year ago.

James, welcome to

From your description, this sounds like a wiring problem has developed. A voltage reading would help confirm this. At each level/tier, there should be wiring connections at each of those levels that should be checked. It may require a small or large amount of dismantling to gain access to some of the connections.