Experiencing issues with dimming or flickering lights? SOS Electric provides swift service and effective electrical solutions.
Don’t let dimming or flickering lights leave you in the dark. While these issues may seem minor, they can signal larger problems within your electrical system. If you’ve ruled out simple causes, reach out to SOS Electric. We can assess whether malfunctioning lights are indicative of a more significant issue.
Frequent dimming or flickering of lights in your home or business may indicate a substantial electrical problem. Fortunately, the reliable team at SOS Electric can address these issues, restoring safety and energy efficiency.
The load from electrical devices and appliances can overwhelm circuit breakers, leading to tripping or throwing. In older buildings or places with high electrical loads, dimming and flickering lights are often attributed to circuit overload.
Over time, electrical outlets can deteriorate, especially with a higher load. Outdated connections may result in dimming and flickering lights, accompanied by discolored switch plates and outlets, warm outlets, frequently tripped breakers, or a burning smell from a specific appliance.
Check the voltage, aiming for a reading between 115V to 125V. Readings above 125V may indicate excessive electrical load, causing constant dimming and flickering lights and posing a potential safety hazard.
Flickering lights or unexpected dimming can result from loose wires or connections, including loose electrical outlets or bulbs, damaged wiring, bent electrical cord prongs, and more.
For a quick resolution to dimming and flickering lights, consider these simple fixes:
Tighten Loose Bulbs
Ensure light bulbs are securely screwed in, even for recessed lights.
Check compatibility between older dimmer switches and LED bulbs. Upgrade switches as needed.
Try a Smart Bulb
Eliminate the need for dimmers by using smart bulbs that allow direct dimming.
Contact SOS Electric
If quick fixes don’t solve the issue, reach out to your reliable local electrician. SOS Electric will promptly assess and address your dimming and flickering concerns, presenting options for resolution.
With SOS Electrical by your side, you won’t face electrical challenges alone. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your peace of mind, any time of day or night. We offer highly trained and licensed electricians available 24/7.
Our skilled professionals deliver safe, affordable, and durable electrical services.
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Homeowners and business owners trust SOS for transparent quotes, punctual service, and round-the-clock availability. Our services cover everything from addressing emergency electrical issues to installing home EV charging stations, as well as house rewiring and upgrades.