Checking lights for electrical safety

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For any company or business, electrical safety is an important practical concern that can have a huge influence on your company in the long term. Legal responsibilities and requirements govern electrical practices in the workplace, and in industrial and residential properties too. And while regular electrical servicing and testing can be one way to stay on track, regular vigilance is essential. The lighting is one area that is always quick to indicate a potential problem or issue. But what does different light behaviour mean, and what should you consider when Checking lights for electrical safety? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading commercial, industrial and residential electrical experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about lights and electrical safety.

Signs to look out for when checking lights for electrical safety

Some of the signs you should be looking out for, on a regular light check, include:

  • Flickering lights- lights that flicker intermittently, not just as soon as they are switched on, can indicate a bigger electrical issue connected to the different electrical circuits, including loose connections, electrical panel problems, and faulty wiring.
  • The wattage of light bulbs- using the right wattage light bulbs for the light fixture should be a simple and obvious part of electrical safety. But without testing and checking on a regular basis, it can be easy for the wrong bulb to be used in error. This can cause flickering lights, but it can also lead to more serious electrical issues.
  • The brightness of the lights- each light should have the same brightness, especially in the same circuit and using the same bulbs and light fixtures. If you have a bulb that just isn’t as bright as the rest, whether that’s part of retail accent lighting, or down lighting in a residential property, you could have a bad neutral connection.
  • The longevity of the light bulbs- if your light bulbs are not lasting very long, you could be using bulbs with too high wattage, or your could be using a poor quality bulb. Alternatively, there could be faulty wiring on the circuit.

For professional electrical support from a team you can trust, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.