Interior lighting is one of the most important aspects of any home since not only do they provide functional lighting to illuminate our living spaces, but also work as decorative lighting fixtures that help to improve the aesthetics of our homes.
However, like all other things in our homes, lighting fixtures can also undergo several problems throughout their lifespan. Such problems can be caused by many factors, including the age of our lighting fixtures, and even some external forces like excessive moisture. Despite these, there are certain fixes that you can do yourself, although in some extreme cases, the aid of an electrician can be valuable.
When a light bulb is flickering, it may mean that the bulb has run its lifetime and needs to be replaced. Replacing a light bulb is basically something that you can do yourself. But first make sure that you have the right light bulb replacement in hand. To make sure, you may want to first unscrew the faulty light bulb, take note of its specifications and go to the store or bring the light bulb with you. Once you have the right bulb, simply screw it back on and everything should be working well again.
If the light bulb is still flickering, or at worst, wouldn’t light up, then the problem may be more than the light bulb itself, and a closer look at the lighting fixture components may be needed. For one, you need to make sure that the electrical circuit that leads to the lighting fixture is working. To do this, you can try the light bulb in other areas sockets and if it lights there, then there is a problem with the particular lighting fixture component.
If you are pretty handy with electrical systems, you can open up the fixture and try looking for any worn out or loose wires in the electrical box. These are located at the back of the lighting fixture and all ceiling lights and wall lights like sconces as well as small down lights and pendant lights.
However, for bigger and more complicated lighting fixtures like chandeliers, you may want to call in a professional electrician to help you dismantle them and check what is wrong.
Fixing your interior lighting may be difficult depending on the type of lighting fixture you have and the complexity of the problem. You must also make sure that you are performing the repairs safely if you plan to do it yourself in order to avoid any unfortunate accident.