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On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 1:34:14 PM UTC-4, Colonel Edmund J. Burke wrote:
On 3/29/2016 10:26 AM, wrote:
On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:05:15 AM UTC-4, GARYWC wrote:
During the last three weeks, SOME of the lights in my living room, den and bathrooms become dim at times and are normal at other times. (None of the light bulbs in those fixtures have burned out).

This condition does NOT seem to affect lights in other rooms, TVs, computers, appliances and other electrical devices.

Might this problem be with:

the city's power supply
the service panel
the individual circuit breaker(s)
the wires between the circuit breaker and the affected lights
the specific light fixtures
or ???

First, what do you mean become dim.

Do they dim for about 2 seconds and return to normal, or do they dim for several minutes?

If for only a few seconds, this might be normal and may be casued by a motor starting like the compressor in your fridge.

Are these lights on a dimmer (this is a serious question)?

Lights that are dimmed in a dimmer, become more sensitive to small normal changes in the voltage from the power company.


Poast proof of this.