I use the light over my stovetop as a nightlight, and it burned out, as it does once per year. The bulbs are cheap – less then $5.00 – and I’m convinced that they last longer if you keep them on 24-7. Why not? Having that light over the stove is a HUGE help and difference when cooking and browning yum-yums. You need to SEE what you are cooking. Not to mention when you have guests who need to get cold water from the fridge. Fiat LUX!