I have a question regarding constant blowing of light bulbs.
My friend's father works in an old factory where the electricity is 480 volts stepped down to 120 for the lights. At times the voltage can increase or decrease due to heavy equipment within the building turning on and off.
It's believed these spikes (and decreases) have contributed to the large number of blown bulbs (the long factory type light bulbs).
My question is: is there a device that can be placed onto the light bulb line that will reduce these fluctuations? Say something that would hold the voltage at 120 during spikes and supply voltage during lower voltages to reduce the number of bulbs blowing? Also, there are balaces (spelling?) in these fixtures, so any componenent can't interfere with the balace.
Any discussions would be appreciated. Especially if anyone has theory input to this problem since it involves many ways to possibly fix the problem. I'd assume a capacitor will fix the decreased voltages and some sort of regular to reduce spikes, but would one decide an adequete device and have it cost effective? A store bought device would be the best solution, so if anyone knows of one, please let me know.
Thanks in advance!