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Problems that Can Cause Dim Lights

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

What would causes my lights to dim? How to Identify the Cause of Dim Lights, Electrical Questions and Answers about Dim Light Problems.

Dim Light Problems
Electrical Question: What would causes my lights to dim?

How to Identify the Cause of Dim Lights

Application: Identify and Troubleshoot the Cause of Dim Lights.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools, electric voltage tester and clamp on amperage meter.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and troubleshoot electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the affected panel circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before inspecting or working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional circuit wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.
Important: severe cases of Dim Lights should be reported to your local electrical service provider.

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