3 Common Light Fixture Problems

Usually, the only time you’ll deal with your light fixtures in your home is when you replace a burned-out bulb. This, however, does not always fix the issue. Read on to learn more about the different problems your light fixtures may experience. 

Quick Bulb Burnout

Replacing a worn-out light bulb with a new one should be enough. If your new bulb fails quickly, it may not have been screwed in tightly enough. The bulb’s hold to the socket may have been loose due to the on-and-off flow of electricity.

Fixture Issues

When the above fix doesn’t work, the problem might be the fixture. For this, check the metal socket tab found at its bottom center. The flatness of that component may have caused the bulb to stay dark. Bend it back a little so that it will come in contact with the bulb.

Always remember to shut the power down from the circuit breaker box before you touch the socket. Otherwise, you can use a voltage tester. This will help you determine if the socket tab emits current, which means that the fixture is receiving power.

Problem With the Wiring

Again, if that doesn’t work, the next thing to look at is the set of wiring connections that help power your light fixtures. Start with the light switch. Use the voltage tester to see if there is a flow of current to the wires. Check if they are fastened to the switch terminals. They may have been loose due to the on-off usage. Replace the switch if the light does not turn on while testing.

Problems with light fixtures require an intervention from a professional. For this, turn to Handyman Connection® of Tuscaloosa. Give us a call at (205) 235-3311 to learn more about the services that we offer. You may also fill out our form to request an estimate.

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