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How To Fix A Flickering Light Bulb

Posted on May 10th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

Are the lights in your home flickering? Flickering is a simple drop in voltage that causes your lights to dim. A variety of issues around your home can cause this problem to occur. Here’s a quick look at some of the main culprits and how to fix them.

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Bulb type. Fluorescent lights are more prone to flickering than LED and other bulb types. Temperature, bulb age, and warm-up cycles are all common causes of fluorescent flickering. If you notice flickering with your LED light bulb, your dimmer may be to blame. Check the bulb compatibility of your dimmer before purchasing new bulbs.

Loose bulbs. The most common reason your lights flicker are because your bulbs are not properly secured in their sockets. Tightening the bulb will ensure a solid connection and eliminate any dips in current.

Faulty connections. The problem may either be with the switch or the plug. Troubleshoot the connections by wiglling the on-off switch. If your lights dim, you have a bad switch. Pull the plug out and straighten the prongs. If they’re bent or damaged you will need to call a professional.

Drawing a large current. Larger appliances can pull 100 or more amps when they’re on — call an electrician to ensure your appliances are wired correctly and are not overworking your home’s circuit.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric for more tips on electrical safety. Guidelines like these can help you avoid serious injury and even death.

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