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Why Are My Lights Flickering?

Posted on May 21st, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Did you suddenly notice a light flickering in your home? No, it’s probably not a ghost that’s messing with your lights.

However, that doesn’t mean you should ignore the flickering altogether.

Luckily, when you suddenly notice that your lights are flickering, it can often be a quick and easy fix.

Here’s how to find the source and get the issue resolved quickly: 

Is it a Solo Light? Try Tightening The Bulb! 

If one solo light is the source of your flickering issues, try adjusting the bulb. Before doing so, shut the power off and use a glove to protect you from the heat. Check to see if it needs to be screwed in tighter. It could be a deeper issue with your socket, so if the problem keeps occurring, it’s time to have a professional look at the connection.

Is it Multiple Lights in A Specific Area? Check Your Light Switch! 

If you recently updated your bulbs but not your dimmer switch, it could be an issue with the compatibility. When purchasing bulbs, you’ll always want to check the rating with your dimmer to ensure they will pair well together. Older dimmer switches were not designed to handle LED bulbs, so common issues like lights buzzing or flicker can occur when misused together.

Other Issues to Consider

If the issue isn’t your bulb or the dimmer switch, or you notice similar issues with other light fixtures, there could be a more significant problem on your hands. It might be an overloaded circuit, loose wiring, or old or faulty electric. Either way, all these issues should be looked at and confirmed by a professional electrician. 

Leave it to The Professionals 

If you’re noticing constant flickering lights, contact our professionals at Jupiter-Tequesta today!

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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