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Help! Why Are My Lights Flickering?

A light bulb.

If you've been experiencing flickering lights, you're not alone. It's a common problem that can have several different causes. In this blog post, Zar Electric will explore some of the reasons your lights might be flickering and what you can do to fix them. We'll also provide some tips on how to prevent this from happening in the future. Keep reading for more information!

Overloaded Circuit

One of the most common reasons for flickering lights is an overloaded circuit. This happens when too many devices are plugged into one circuit, causing it to overheat and trip the breaker. To fix this, you'll need to unplug some of the devices on the circuit and spread them out over other circuits in your home. If you're not sure how to do this, or if you don't have enough circuits in your home, you can always call Zar Electric for help.

Loose Light Bulb

Another reason your lights might be flickering is a loose light bulb. This can happen if the bulb isn't screwed in tightly enough, or if it's become loose over time. To fix this, simply screw the bulb in tighter until it's snug. If the bulb is still flickering, try replacing it with a new one.

Wrong Light Bulb

You might also be experiencing flickering lights because you're using the wrong light bulb. Certain types of bulbs, like CFLs and LEDs, can flicker when they first turn on. This is normal and should stop after a few seconds. If the flickering doesn't stop, or if it's accompanied by a buzzing sound, you may need to switch to a different type of bulb.

Loose Wiring

Finally, loose wiring can also cause your lights to flicker. This is usually caused by worn-out or damaged insulation around the wires. To fix this, you'll need to call an electrician to come and replace the damaged wiring. In some cases, you may also need to have your electrical panel upgraded.

Now that you know a little more about flickering lights, feel free to give us a call at (919) 200-6551 if you’re experiencing any of these issues! In the meantime, make sure you are following the tips we provided you to prevent your lights from flickering.