Lights burning out, turning on and off.

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Old 09-21-19, 04:34 PM
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Lights burning out, turning on and off.

Lately, I have noticed some strange things with the lighting in my house. Our porch light will turn on then turn itself off after a while, then back on if the switch is still on. Sometimes it doesn't turn on in the first place. Also, my lightbulbs are burning out too fast. I turned on my bathroom lights and blew three bulbs even though they are in different fixtures. As for the porch, we replaced the entire light and the switch inside amd it still does it. My kitchen light flickers ans will go off amd back on like the porch too but not aa frequently. All our bulbs are leds I believe. Any ideas?
 
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Old 09-21-19, 04:45 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Either you have one circuit that is acting up or your have LED bulb issues.
Do you use the same (company) LED bulbs in all your fixtures ?
Some will shut off if they overheat and come back on when cool.
 
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Thanks! We use random different ones throughout. I'm inclined to think it must be a circuit because it is spreading. It was just the porch, now it is other areas too. So, this is a circuit in the breaker box? I'm assuming this is a job for an electrician right? My husband is moderately handy and can follow directions but I dont want to accidentally cause a fire...
 
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If it is more than one circuit it could be POCO issue.
 
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Old 09-21-19, 05:14 PM
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Before you call the utility or an electrician, check all the connection to make sure they are all tight. If outlets or switches are using push in connections, remove them and use the screw connections. Also do you have copper or aluminum wiring?
 
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Socket center pin

I would check each socket center pin before calling in a professional. Given today's production qualities and massive amounts of junk, there is a customer service boom to replace the junk with the exact same thing to keep the market going. The weak material for the center pin connection does one of two things, 1. Not make a solid connection or 2. Speak across the small void on the bulb soldier point, either one will generate a spark and this will increase the void and create and an audible sound / noise and the bulb will fail from the generated surge of this happening. Most of these center contact pins can be adjusted with a small tool before taking out the bulb. This condition is similar to a noisy land line, by static jumping across the gaps of the mounting point plates and the actual line. Both are mini welding arcs and easily FIXED.

When installing a new bulb, do not apply to much torque, as this is a customer induced condition. Just a nice KISS to make sure they are secured...

Enjoy, the love,

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It's a loose connection somewhere. If it is happening on more than one circuit then it is likely somewhere from the main breaker back to the transformer connection of the POCO.
 
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