why do halogen lights keep blowing? Really scared of fire! Answered
I live in a rented attic flat and just before Christmas four of the ceiling halogen spot lights in my hall and livingroom blew. I called the landlord (he is an electrician) and he replaced them - then charged me £50! Two days later the same lights blew again. There seems to be condensation or something around a couple of the bulbs. (They are sunk in the ceiling.) The next day I went away for two weeks for Christmas, came back yesterday and this morning there was a 'pop' noise and all the five lights in my bedroom blew. (I hadn't just turned them on. They were already on.) I can't locate the fuse box and I am worried about an electrical fault causing a fire. It is a new flat (five years old, and the landlord did all the wiring - he is an electrical contractor.) I have to be out all day tomorrow, leaving my little dog there, and I am scared there will be a fire. I am going to speak to him tomorrow and try to get him to come and sort this out tomorrow night when I get in, but it took ages to get my landlord to come and sort the last thing out, I am living in semi-darkness, and I can't afford to pay hundreds of £ every time the bulbs go. I have only lived there three months. What should I do? Is it safe? I would feel better if I could turn everything off at the mains before going out tomorrow, but I don't know where the thing is to do this - and I don't want to meddle with stuff I know nothing about.