What Your Flickering Lights are Telling You

What Your Flickering Lights are Telling You

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Flickering lights can be a huge eyesore. They mess with your eyesight and it’s just simply a nuisance to have to deal with. You replace your light bulbs and you’re good to go. But then you see them flickering again. This might be due to an underlying problem. Just because your light is flickering doesn’t mean the lightbulb is going out. There are other important factors to consider when looking at your light fixtures. We’re here to help you get down to the source of the problem by looking at four very possible factors. 

Changes in Voltage

Using large appliances can take up more voltage in your wiring, causing it to interfere with your fixtures. Most homes are built with 200 amp for their main electrical services. Flickering can be caused when you have a lot going on in your house. Consider turning off lights or appliances you’re not using to avoid this problem. 

Loose Bulbs

Bulbs can become loose in the sockets and when that happens, it means they might not be giving as much power as they should be. Check your light bulbs and tighten them if necessary. This is a quick fix for flickering lights. Even better, it can be done without any kind of assistance. Before you tighten the bulb, make sure to turn the lights off to allow it to cool down. 

Loose Connections

A loose connection is more than a loose bulb from its socket. This is one of the main factors when it comes to flickering lights and electrical fires. It is important that connections and wiring are as tight as possible to prevent this problem and to prevent resistance. Resistance, even when it is minimal, can overheat connections, which leads to fires. This is something you must check to avoid these incidents. 

The Type of Light 

Some lights require more electricity than others, making flickering lights a regular thing in your home. Fluorescent lights can cause disruptions between the transfer of the electricity to the bulb, causing it to flicker every now and then. You can replace fluorescent lights with incandescent or LED to resolve this problem.

Get the Electric Support You Need from Omega Electrical 

Whatever kind of problems you’re having with your electricity, you should always turn to a professional. Contact Omega Electrical today to learn more about how we can help.