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What is the average life expectancy of an interior light fixture?
Sunday, May 24, 2020
You can expect an interior light fixture to last 40 to 50 years, with an average of 45 years. A light fixture is referred to in the building codes as a “luminaire,” and can go bad due to corrosion, obsolescence, a short circuit that fries the wiring, or accidental damage. Many get replaced before the end of their functional life, as part of updating a home to match current styles.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see our blog post How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
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Here’s links to a collection of some of our other blog posts about LIGHTING:
NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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