ask the electrician
Electrician Training Electrical Certification wiring recessed light fixtures Electrical Wiring Electrical Troubleshooting and Electrical Repairs wire outdoor light fixture Home Electrical Wiring Diagrams
wiring home generator and transfer switch wiring a 220 volt range cord outlet Wiring for GFCI Outlets Wiring Outlets and a Switched Outlet Wiring and Installing Ceiling Fans and Remote Controls wire dimmer switch wiring diagrams for switches wiring a dryer cord and 220 outlet circuit breaker panel
Electrical Wire and Cable

Why Older Homes Have Dimming Lights

Why do the Lights Go Dim in the House? House Lights Dim When Power Is Used, The Power Requirements of the Home.

© By:

Electrical Wiring Video

Home Electrical Wiring Videos about this Topic and More

Check out my YouTube Channel, and Subscribe!

Learn more with my Home Electrical Video Course:

Basic Home Electrical Wiring by Example

Dim Lights when Something is Used
[ad#block]Electrical Question: Why do the Lights Go Dim in the House?


This Home Electrical Question came from: Lauren, a Homeowner from Utah.

Additional Comments: Very helpful and informative.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Electrical Wiring Question Lauren.

Lights will Dim in the House

electric panel upgrade

The Power Requirements of the Home Electrical Service Panel

Why House Light Dim When Power Is Used: Evaluating The Requirements of the Electrical Service
Older homes may still have the original electrical service panel which may become  overloaded to the point of causing dim lights when electric appliances are being used.

More about Dim Lights and Electrical Service
Electrical Wiring
Wiring Panels

Electrical Codes
Electrical Codes for Services

Circuit Breaker Panel
Electrician Explains Circuit Breaker Panels Complete with Photos. The home circuit breaker panel contains several circuit breakers that are carefully installed by experienced electricians and electrical contractors.

220 Volt Heater Circuit to Sub Panel
Installing and Connecting a 220 Volt Heater Circuit to a Sub Panel

Electrical Codes for Electrical Service Panels
Electrician Explains Electrical Codes for Home Electric Service Panels with Photos, Wiring Diagrams and Answers to Your Questions.

The following may also be helpful for you:

electrical wiring book

A Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring

Be sure to get your copy of my BIG Book:
Perfect for Homeowners, Students and Electricians
Home Electrical Wiring - Room by Room
120 Volt Circuits
240 Volt Circuits
Multi-Wired Circuits
Wiring Methods for Installing Home Electrical Circuit Wiring
Electrical Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
....and much more.

Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.

More articles about Electrical Wiring, upgrade knob and tube wiring and Home Electrical Wiring:

« Previous Next »

Ceiling Fan Connections for Red and Blue Wires

Using a Circuit Tracer to Detect a Broken Electrical Wire