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ByDave Rongey © Ask the Electrician 2017 Author, Licensed Electrical Contractor
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Causes of Electrical Noise and Green Light

Possible Problem Involving Electrical Utility Company High Voltage Wires – What you are probably experiencing is the result of something coming into contact with one of the high voltage lines for an instant.

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Electrical Question: A couple of nights ago in the middle of the night my husband and I were awoke by a loud buzzing electrical noise combined with a bright green light shining though our window.

  1. We do have power lines right outside of our house.
  2. I know what transformers are and some people have mentioned that it might be that
  3. I am just not sure because nobody, including our electric company is able to give us a direct answer.
  4. The power will usually go out for a split second and then be right back on.

My understanding of transformers, is that if it “blows” or what not, that the power would be totally out.
I am very confused and it is quite startling to wake up to.
If this is something that you have heard of or have any advice please let me know.

Thank you!
PS I know it is probably not aliens 🙂 but the noise and lights are what I would imagine… if that was the case… :/

This electrical question came from: Megan, a Homeowner from Des Moines, Washington.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical repair question Megan.

Possible Problem Involving Electrical Utility Company High Voltage Wires

Skill Level: Professional – Contact the Local Electrical Utility Provider.
Precaution: Dangerous – Stay far away from any downed or damaged electrical utility lines.

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