Kitchen Light Flickering -Whether ceiling light in the kitchen, bedside lamp in the bedroom or floor lamp in the living room: on the one hand, if the light flickers, it is annoying, on the other hand, the flickering can damage the lamp. So you shouldn't just sit out the flickering light, but fix it. We explain here exactly how this works and what you need to consider.
Find the cause of Kitchen Light Flickering
If a lamp does not shine constantly brightly, but changes sporadically the brightness and alternately becomes brighter and darker, one speaks of light flickering. On the other hand, flickering of light is barely visible to the naked eye, is often perceived subconsciously and can lead to headaches and discomfort. You can find out whether an LED lamp flickers with a simple trick: simply activate the smartphone camera and hold it close to the switched-on light source. Now carefully watch the lamp in the display. If dark bars are visible, there is flickering light.
If there is flickering light on one of your lights at home, you should urgently do something about it. It is important that you never endanger yourself and always switch off the power at the fuse box before you work on a lamp! There are basically three ways why light flickers: the power supply is not working properly, the lamp itself is damaged or the lamp is defective.
Fix the flickering light
Whether LED lamp, fluorescent lamp or halogen lamp: Check in the first step whether the lamp is correctly inserted in the lamp. Unscrew it completely and slowly insert it again until resistance is felt. Important: For floor or table lamps, pull the mains plug out of the socket beforehand, and for ceiling lamps that are connected to the mains in the house, switch off the fuse on the electrical box and secure it against being switched on again. After screwing the lamp in and out, reconnect the power. If the light no longer flickers, you have solved the problem - the bulb was screwed into the socket too loosely or had a loose contact.
If the light still flickers, switch off the power again and turn out the lamp. Try it with a new lamp. If the flickering persists, look at the contacts in the lamp holder and gently straighten them with pliers or a screwdriver. Then turn the power back on and check if the light is still flickering.
Does the light still flicker? Then you should consult an electrician - the light flickering is probably due to the lamp holder or the power connection to the lamp.