flickering lights

Licensed Commercial Electricians in Ottawa

Flickering or blinking lights are usually caused by one of four things:

  • Loose connections – The plug needs to be secure in the socket.  Resistance, even if it is low, can overheat the connection and wires.  This is a potential fire hazard especially if near any flammable materials.
  • Loose bulb – Check to see that the bulb is secure in its socket.  This is a simple task.  If the light continues to flicker, there is probably another problem.
  • Voltage changes – Most homes use 200 amps for the main electrical service.  Appliances that need and draw more current will cause flickering of other lights.

Type of light – Fluorescent lights sometimes use an inductive ballast to control the current into the bulb.  Disruption of power through the bulb can cause it to flicker

We services Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata and Orleans areas and are willing to help you resolve any electrical problems you have