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Why Your LED Flood Light May Be Flickering

Why Your LED Flood Light May Be Flickering

  • Ashby Maxim

One of the most common problems with LED lights is that they flicker in certain conditions. Most people who encounter this problem for the first time figure that there is nothing to do about it except replace the flood light itself. However, there are a few things that you can check before you throw the whole flood light away. Here’s a list of the possible reasons why your LED flood light may be flickering.

Dimmer Switches

Dimmer switches are the part of the circuit that is attached to the flood light to improve the handling of higher electrical loads. In earlier versions of flood lights, dimmers handled high voltage devices, which LEDs are not. LED lights have never played well with dimmer switches. The best way to solve this problem is to install low voltage dimmer switches so that the current can work properly with the LEDs.

Circuit Design and Capacity

Very often, we find that our electrical circuits are now decades old. This may affect their ability to supply the area with enough energy to power all the devices connected to the electrical network. Oftentimes, you’ll notice flickering when you first turn on several appliances on a single network, but it should disappear after a bit. If it doesn’t, call an electrician to investigate the system.

Loose Wiring

Loose wiring is another common cause of flickering in LED lights. Especially in commercial exterior LED flood lights that have not been maintained in a while, the problem may be with a particular component, or it may just be the cause of weathering and poor wiring. In either case, if the problem is a loose wire or faulty wiring, it will take a manual inspection to ascertain where the fault is and whether your light should be repaired or replaced.

Voltage Fluctuation

Another common cause of flickering is voltage fluctuations in your electrical system. Because the fluctuation of voltage affects the amount of energy reaching the output device, the LED flickers. You can tell if the flickering is due to an electrical fluctuation by how the light behaves after you turn on an electrical appliance. If there is flashing just when you turn on another system, then it is most likely because of a fluctuation.

Knowing why your LED flood light is flickering is often a very involved process that takes a lot of electrical experience. If you are struggling to find the perfect lighting fixtures for your home, contact Eco LED Mart. We have stock that rivals that of the most prolific lighting company at prices they could never afford!

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