ELECTRICAL ITEMS:LIFE EXPECTANCY:eleclife.sdcpm.com


Copper-plated wiring, copper-clad aluminum, and bare copper wiring are expected to last a lifetime, whereas 
electrical accessories and lighting controls, such as dimmer switches, may need to be replaced after 10 
years. GFCIs could last 30 years, but much less if tripped regularly. 

Remember that faulty, damaged or overloaded electrical circuits or equipment are the leading cause of 
house fires, so they should be inspected regularly and repaired or updated as needed. 
Accessories 10+ 
Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) 30 
Bare Copper 100+ 
Bulbs (compact fluorescent) 8,000 to 10,000+ hours 
Bulbs (halogen) 4,000 to 8,000+ hours 
Bulbs (incandescent) 1,000 to 2,000+ hours 
Bulbs (LED) 30,000 to 50,000+ hours 
Copper-Clad Aluminum 100+ 
Copper-Plated 100+ 
Fixtures 40 
Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) up to 30 
Lighting Controls 30+ 
Residential Propane Backup Generators 12 
Service Panel 60 
Solar Panels 20 to 30 
Solar System Batteries 3 to 12 
Wind Turbine Generators 20 
Ceiling fans 5-10 years
Light fixture covers 10 years (source :Rusty Grant 2016) 

SOURCE  Daniel Desiga Precision Point Inspections, LLC Cell: 619-746-1388 Email: ddesiga@ppisandiego.com