If you've been noticing your lights flickering more than usual, it might be time to investigate the cause. There are a few reasons why this could be happening, some of which are relatively easy to fix. In this blog, Lightning Bug Electric will discuss some of the most common causes of light flickering and how you can go about fixing them.
One of the most common causes of flickering lights is a loose bulb. If your light bulb is not screwed in tightly enough, it can cause the electrical current to fluctuate, which will result in the light flickering. This is an easy fix - simply screw the bulb in tighter until it stops flickering.
Another common cause of flickering lights is a circuit overload. This happens when there is too much electricity running through the circuit, and it becomes overloaded. To fix this, you will need to find the source of the overload and remove it. This could be anything from a faulty appliance to an outdated light fixture. Once you have removed the source of the overload, the flickering should stop.
Faulty Switch or Dimmer
A faulty switch or dimmer can also cause your lights to flicker. If you have a switch or dimmer that is not working properly, it can cause the electrical current to fluctuate, similar to a loose bulb. To fix this, you will need to replace the switch or dimmer.
Using the Wrong Light Bulb
Finally, using the wrong light bulb can also cause your lights to flicker. If you are using a light bulb with too high of a wattage for the fixture, it will cause the lights to flicker. To fix this, you will need to use a light bulb with the correct wattage.
In most cases, fixing a flickering light is relatively easy to do. However, if you’ve tried troubleshooting the problem and the flickering persists, it’s always best to give Lightning Bug Electric a call at (404) 471-3847 so we can check the issue ourselves.