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7 Ways to Determine If Your Recessed Lights Require Repair

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An increasing number of homeowners are opting for recessed lighting because it is minimalistic yet elegant. But just like conventional lighting, recessed lighting is also subject to common issues like flickering and not lighting up, which also require proper care and maintenance. If LED bulbs are installed, LED light repair may be required if they begin to be faulty. Though some minor problems can be fixed by homeowners, it is reassuring to consult a professional for light installation and general electrical repair and replacement needs.

Some signs to determine if your lighting requires light repair are the following:


Check If The Bulbs Are Loose


One of the main causes of flickering lights or no lighting is loose bulbs. On the duration of use, light bulbs may become loose because of vibrations and other factors. It is easy to notice loose bulbs because they wobble in their sockets. Homeowners can do basic electrical troubleshooting by re-screwing the bulbs in their sockets. If the bulbs are too high, you can use a ladder to reach it. Before trying to fix it, make sure that the light switch is off first to avoid electrical accidents. It is also advisable to wait for the bulb to cool down after it is turned off.


Check If The Bulbs Are Damaged


Light bulbs can also get damaged due to short-circuits, electrical overload, and other issues with electrical wiring. When trying to inspect for the damage, make sure that the power supply is switched off. If there are black or grey marks on the bulb, the possible cause would be electrical overload. Sometimes, racks can also be seen on such faulty bulbs. For these issues, the damaged bulb should be removed, and replaced with a new one with the same rating. For better results, it is better to call an electrician specialising in light replacement in Singapore.


Check If The Light Trim Is Sagging


As time passes, the light trim will start sagging and this is a problem because it will block the light that comes from the bulb. Another side effect of this is the lack of support for the lamp, making it unstable. To fix this issue, the light should be turned off and the trim should be inspected. Usually, loose springs cause the trim of a light fixture to sag. Replacing the loose springs with new ones will fix the sagging of the trim, but while installing them, make sure that they are aligned properly. Seeking help from a technician trained to do electrical services is also advisable.


Check If Your Dimmer Switch Is Faulty


Faulty dimmer switch is also one of the reasons for flickering lights and no lighting. The dimmer switch functions as a medium for adjusting the brightness and mood of the light installed. Sometimes, dimmer switches are not compatible with the LED bulb used because the resistance may be lower for more recent designs that for the old designs. When a mismatch on the resistance causes the dimmer switch to malfunction, and the only way to fix this is to replace the electrical component or the whole dimmer switch that matches the bulb used.


Check If You Have A Blown Power Socket


Though it is uncommon, blown power sockets can cause recessed lights to become faulty. Nevertheless, some of the reasons this happens are overcurrent, over-voltage or fluctuations in voltage levels. If a power socket is blown, either all lamps or only particular lamps can get affected. If the electricity flow is very high, a power socket’s fuse for protection against over-current may get blown. Asking for a reliable technician to replace the busted or blown power socket will be the best option to avoid accidents or further damage.


Check If You Have Incorrect Wattage


Lighting fixtures require bulbs and lamps with a specific wattage. If the bulb used has a higher wattage, it can lead to the heating and damaging the trim. For this electrical issue, it is advisable to check the bulb rating, and replace it with a low rating bulb to prevent damage and energy wastage. Ask a light repair electrician for advice in choosing the right lighting for you.


Check If You Have Loose Wiring


One of the most common light installation problems is loose wiring. Although the fix for this issue is simple, this issue should not be ignored because it can lead to fire. If you notice the wires hanging loose around the lamp or the socket, you should consider having an electrical wiring repair or replacement. This can be done by electrical contractors with trained technicians and they can also handle the checking of electrical components and wiring for you.



Just like any electrical devices, recessed lights require maintenance and repair. Sometimes, electrical issues for recessed lights can be hard to determine, but contractors from Daylight Electrician can do it with ease and precision. Our professional team can troubleshoot and provide general electrical services. View our price list for our full range of services.


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