Why Are My Lights Flickering?

Among the most common questions that our electricians hear is “why are my lights flickering?”. In truth, there are a few different reasons as to why the lights in your residential lighting system may flicker. What you cannot afford to do is to take flickering lights lightly. A flickering light may seem like little more than a minor annoyance, but it can actually be indicative of much more serious issues with your electrical system. If you encounter any problems with your indoor or outdoor lighting systems in Ludlow, VT, make sure that ours is the number that you dial. We’ll get to the bottom of the situation in order to resolve the issue completely.¬†

Loose Bulb/Bad Connection Point

Best case scenario, you’ve just failed to screw your light bulb in tightly. Obviously, you are not going to need an electrician to come screw in your light bulb for you. However, it may also be a fault with the connection point in the fixture itself. This is, again, a fairly straightforward matter. However, if your bulb is screwed in and is still failing to find a solid connection to the point in the fixture, you are going to need the assistance of a professional electrician.

Variable Voltage

When you turn on an appliance in your home, do you notice that your lights flicker? If this is the case, then you may have lights running off of the same circuit as major appliances, and that circuit may simply not be capable of handling the load that you’re demanding of it. A professional electrician can either designate circuits for bigger appliances, or move your lighting to a different circuit.

Bad Wiring

Another possibility is that you have bad wiring in your system, and this is causing the flickering. It can also cause problems like arc faults, though, which in turn can create fire risks. It is for reasons such as this that it is important to contact us if you have flickering lights, regardless of what you may think the cause is.

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