My lights might need an Exorcist!


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Old 08-16-16, 02:59 AM
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Lightbulb My lights might need an Exorcist!

Hi everyone,

I was hoping to get some help on a very strange occurance in my home...

Two bedrooms right next to each each other both fitted with their own switches, light fitting and energy saving bulb. These were all working absolutely perfectly until about 2 months ago when I started noticing some weird happenings with them.

Bedroom1 (B1) was working fine, Bedroom2 (B2) started playing up and the light would only come on after about 4 or 5 seconds. I thought ok, bulb, replaced that but still having issues. Eventually the light just wouldn't come on at all but then one day my wife turned on the light in B1 and all of a sudden, both the lights in B1 & B2 came on!? This again went on for some time where we'd have to turn on both B lights for the light to come on in B2 but now again its given up the ghost and only randomly comes on when it feels like it.

I checked the wiring in the switches and the ceiling roses in both bedrooms but all looks snug and nothing exposed. Went up into the loft and checked wiring around the light fittings but nothing looks untowards? All other lights on the floor work absolutely fine.... Any ideas what I could try next to fix this fault? (neither B1 or B2 lights now work consistently)

Thank you,

Chris
 
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Old 08-16-16, 03:45 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Since this is primarily a North American forum, answers to your question may be a little sketchy. Your voltages and frequencies are different from what we use here. Are you using a dimmer on either light?
 
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Old 08-16-16, 03:49 AM
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Thanks for the heads up! I will take that into consideration when measuring anything which anyone is suggesting.

No dimmers at all, just a straightforward single light and switch in each bedroom
 
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Old 08-16-16, 07:19 AM
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Don't know about your wiring or voltages but I would look for loose connections. If they backstab there I would move all backstabs to screws and redo all wire nuts.
 
 

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