• by Jimmy
  • September 8, 2018

Understanding Flickering Lights

There is no such thing as the perfect home. We can find problems and complaints in even the most expensive and well-built homes as well. There can be problems in design, layout or in other areas. One problem a lot of homeowners have experienced or do experience at some point are flickering lights in their home. It could be multiple lights, or it could just be one single light. In case of a single flickering light situation, if you find that it is still flickering even after you have changed the bulb, then you need to hire an electrician to look it over.

Electricity can be really dangerous, so for amateurs like us to be running diagnostic guesswork can be really risky, so you call in your reliable electrician Mount Barker and have them look it over. There are a lot of potential reasons why your lights be flickering. It can be a problem in electrical voltage surges due to large draws of current, or issues in the electrical grid like a possibly downed line.

Flickering lights can sometimes also be happening because the light/bulb might not be screwed in properly, and it is not something to be entirely concerned about since the problem does go away after a while. However, if your flickering lights are happening continuously, quickly, and sporadically, stretched out over a long period of time, then it is something that needs professional attention. However, if your light only flickers for a while and then goes back to normal, then it is not a problem. This is because lights with phosphors, like LED lights, are more likely to flicker when you light them up. This can be explained by the nature of phosphor as it tends to take a few moments before it fully illuminates.

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