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Common Electrical Issues That May Be Causing Lighting Problems for Your Business

Flickering lights, switches that turn nothing on, lights that burn out too quickly – these are all common lighting problems that businesses encounter on a regular basis.  Any business owner or manager knows that there are enough things to manage to keep your business running effectively and efficiently without dealing with lighting issues.  Whether you have an office full of employees or a store full of customers, lighting problems are a major problem.  Lighting problems are not just frustrating, they are also a safety concern so the sooner they are addressed, the better.

If you have noticed that you have light bulbs burning out a rapid rate or just at a rate that seems too fast, it may be that you are using the wrong type of bulb.  The bulb you are using may have too high a wattage for that specific light fixture.  This may not sound like a major concern but it can actually be a code violation and a hazard for your commercial setting.  High heat can be generated which can impact the light socket and insulation and even lead to sparks that can result in electrical fire.  If you are unsure what wattage to use, the safe bet is typically a 60-watt light bulb but you should consult a commercial lighting company to ensure that you are using the appropriate and safe light bulbs for your application.

Additionally, if you experience flickering lights you may have a bad connection in the circuit or the wiring may have been installed incorrectly which is very hazardous.  What you may not be able to see is that wiring is either incorrect or fraying and that can lead to lights popping and burning out when you turn them on, flickering, or even more frightening – an electrical fire.  Finally, if you notice a switch has either stopped working, or just seemed to never control anything you may have a problem with your electrical wiring.  In all these cases, it is best to consult an experienced and knowledgeable lighting company that can repair problems and correctly install your lighting to ensure your commercial lighting is consistent, efficient, and safe.

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