Troubled by flickering lights? Here's how to solve it!

Troubled by flickering lights? Here's how to solve it!

Have you adjusted something within your lighting and a bulb has started flickering? That can be annoying but here we explain to you what can be the causes of a flickering lamp and how to solve it.

1. Connection problems
If you have a bad connection in the fixture or in the light switch, this could be a reason for your lamp flickering. You will know this for sure if your lamp only flickers when you turn on the bulb. You can solve this by going through all the wiring of the lamp to check whether everything is connected properly and has good contact with the armature. If there are no problems here, it is a good idea to check all the wiring. We do recommend hiring an electrician for this.

2. Wrong transformer
Do your light bulbs flicker when fully on or are they not connected to a dimmer? If so, for LED lamps, this could certainly be the problem, as LED lamps do not work well on halogen transformers. This is because halogen transformers only work on bulbs with higher wattages. Since LED lamps usually have lower wattages, they therefore do not work well on a halogen transformer. This can be solved by buying an LED lamp with a higher wattage or replacing the transformer with an LED transformer. However, always make sure your bulb has a higher wattage than the minimum to make sure your bulb won't flicker.

3. Wrong dimmer
If your LED lamps flicker while dimming, it could be that your dimmer is not suitable for LED lighting. Dimmable LED bulbs, for example, do not always work well with dimmers originally intended for old halogen lighting. This is because most dimmers are designed for lamps with higher electrical loads, such as traditional halogen and incandescent lamps. In addition, an LED bulb may flicker if connected to a dimmer with very low power. You can solve these problems by replacing your old halogen dimmer with one specifically suited to LED bulbs, or by choosing an LED dimmer with a higher power rating. Also make sure you check whether your LED bulbs are actually dimmable and replace them if necessary.

4. Power supply fluctuations
Flashing LED lights can also be caused by fluctuations in the electricity network. If several appliances, such as a kettle or washing machine, are connected to the same group as the lights, the power demand of these appliances can cause your lights to become unstable. In addition, a leak in the electricity network can cause a bit of power to be lost all the time, resulting in flickering lights. This could be due to poor insulation of the wiring. If you cannot find any other cause for the flickering lights, it is advisable to check or have the wiring and distribution of the groups checked. Installing a stabiliser could also be a possible solution.

5. Broken driver
If your LED bulb suddenly starts flickering after previously functioning well, the cause could be a faulty driver. Overheating of the LED lighting can cause this problem. While it is sometimes possible to replace the broken driver, it is usually easier to replace the entire lamp, as the driver is often integrated into the LED lamp.

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