The flickering of lights when light is on indicates that there is an underlying issue that you’ll need to investigate. There are three main causes for flickering bulbs some of which may be fixed yourself. However, it is always safer to hire professional electrical services when dealing with electricity.
1. A loose bulb is the most common cause for flickering lights. Just switch off the light fixture and gently tighten the bulb to ensure it is properly screwed into the socket. Switch the light fixture back on to see if the flickering has stopped. If there is still flickering, try replacing the bulb. If the problem persists, it means something else is causing the flickering.
2. A worn out fixture switch may cause flickering so gently jiggle it to see if it creates a flicker. . If the switch is the reason for the flickering, it should stop once the switch is replaced. If not, try tightening any loose screws on the switch and make sure the plug connecting the outlet is secure.
3. Power variances are another cause for flickering lights. This is why light bulbs flicker when an appliance with high wattage like your refrigerator is switched on. This usually happens when light fixtures are on the same branch circuit as the high-wattage appliance. Besides flickering, the light bulbs may appear too bright or not bright enough or they may burn out quickly too.
In most cases, it is better to hire one of the professional electricians Brisbane has to offer to help inspect your electrical system. Not only will their electrical services help to repair the issue, if they find a bigger electrical concern, they will take care of it for you. That way, you can have some peace of mind.