We all know how irritating it can be when your lights just won’t stop flickering. You may ask yourself why they won’t stop. We are here to help you figure out what may be the cause of your flickering lights and offer advice on how to solve the issue. Read on for 3 reasons you lights may be flickering.
Oftentimes, flickering may not be all that big of an issue, but since there are so many causes for flickering, it can be important to figure out what is causing yours to determine if it’s worth the worry or not.
Whether you have fluorescent or LED bulbs, sometimes flickering can be totally normal. In fluorescent bulbs, it is common for them to flicker for a few minutes when the light is first turned on. This is because the phosphors are just trying to reach peak illumination. For LED bulbs, it is possible that they are improperly connected to their driver. Neither of these are all that worrisome, but you may want to replace them if you get too annoyed by the flickering.
Loose bulbs or faulty light switches are also causes of flickering lights that don’t require you to freak out. To fix a loose bulb, all you have to do is make sure the light is switched off and then grasp and tighten it. Easy! For faulty light switches, just toggle your light switch on and off a few times. If this solves your issue, you have found the correct solution. If there is still more flickering, you may need to keep looking for the problem. Contact us for help if you can’t seem to figure out where the problem lies.
Some issues that may require you to call your electrician
include things like voltage fluctuation and loose wiring. To check for voltage
fluctuation, you can turn on an appliance that requires high wattage and see if
lights flicker after that. You can check the voltage in your home with a device
called a voltmeter. Your voltage should be between 115 and 125 volts. Loose
wiring is a very serious issue and is one of the most common causes of house
fires and is not an uncommon reason for lights to flicker. Shut off the light
at the circuit breaker before you remove the fixture and then remove it and
check the wiring. If it looks even slightly loose or insecure, you should
definitely call an electrician to come take a look.
If you still aren’t sure of what is causing your issues, give us a call. We would be more than happy to come out and see what is going on.
Rose Brothers & Sons Electric is here to help you and your family get the most out of your home. We offer traditional electrical construction services, as well as twenty-four-hour emergency services and information. We can advise you on the best things for your home and help you through installation as well. We specialize in residential service changes, breaks in service and storm repairs, as well as residential maintenance issues. You can trust that we know what we are doing. We operate out of Walton, Kentucky and proudly serve all of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Give us a call today and let us know how we can help!