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Flickering lights throughout the house - help please

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by M1AK, 16 Jan 2021.

  1. M1AK


    26 Feb 2010
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    Hi all,

    So for the past two days I have experience flickering lights throughout the house. It is not constant but happens enough to notice it and it literally does it as a one off blink every so often (which is completely sporadically rather than in a particular pattern).

    No new lighting fixtures or electrical appliances have been added inside the house. At first I thought it was the ring for the ground floor lighting circuit but it actually happens throughout the house. Electrical appliances are not affected, however when I connected an plug powered uplighter, it also does the same.

    Am I right in thinking this is likely to be a power line issue or could a faulty electric item cause this (even if it is not powered and is switched off?).
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  3. RF Lighting

    RF Lighting

    31 Mar 2006
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    It is unlikely to be caused by a faulty appliance.

    What you describe is symptomatic of a bad joint. It could be caused by a bad connection within you installation or on the supply network to your property.

    I would advise that you have your installation checked without delay by an electrician. If there is a loose connection, left alone it could cause a fire. The electrician will either repair the fault or prove it is happening externally to your property, in which case you can then get in touch with the electricity distribution network operator for your area and ask them to repair the fault.
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