lights too bright or dim

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When a light starts to dim and then gets brighter, you have a serious situation developing.  Don’t delay.  There is probably a loose or corroded connection in the panel or in the service cable coming from the utility power line transformer.  If the problem is between the transformer and your meter, it is the responsibility of the power company and you should contact them for repairs or replacement.  If the problem is your panel, it is your responsibility and you need an electrician.

If the problem is in only one room, it is probably a circuit overload.  If the whole house is affected, this is considerably more complicated and serious

It is important to correct flickering lights as soon as possible.  The flickering is only a sign that something may be arcing and could start a fire.  Don’t hesitate to contact a qualified electrician like those at Electricians Ottawa to find the source of the problem and have it corrected quickly before a fire erupts