Flickering lights in your home or office can be quite a nuisance. Not only is it distracting, but it can also be a sign that there is an electrical problem. Whether it’s just a bad lightbulb or something more significant such as a wiring issue, it’s important to be able to understand the factors causing your lights to flicker.
Blue Apple Electric has the answers to your Las Vegas residential and commercial electric repair questions. Here are some of the key things you should know about flickering lights.
Is Only One Light Flickering?
If only one light is flickering, then it is likely just the lightbulb itself that is the problem. The first thing to check is whether or not the bulb is loose and not all the way screwed in. Be careful not to touch the bulb with your bare hand when it is hot. Sometimes you have to unscrew the bulb and clean off the base if it is dirty. Or, you may just have a bad bulb that is due for replacement.
In the cases of fluorescent bulbs and LED lights, sometimes it is common for them to flicker a bit until they are fully warmed up. With any bulb, check the recommended wattage between the bulb and the light fixture/lamp to make sure they match. Otherwise, the lights could flicker or fail.
Are All Lights Flickering?
If all your lights are flickering or acting up, then this is likely a sign of a bigger electrical problem. The voltage in your home may be fluctuating or there may be wiring damage. If there is a voltage, wiring, breaker or another issue in your home or office, it can present an electrical fire hazard. Loose wires, bad connections and damaged wires are especially concerning, which is a sign to bring in the pros to assess the damage and make the proper repairs.
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Any time you are unsure about an electrical problem such as flickering lights, Blue Apple Electric his here to help with your Las Vegas electrical repair needs. We offer 24/7 support and expert commercial and residential electrical services throughout Southern Nevada. Contact us today!