Tips to Avoid the Most Common Electrical Code Violations
January 18, 2022
When the light in your bedroom stops working, you may be wondering what could be the cause.
Let’s look at some of the possible reasons why the light in your bedroom may not be working.
The light in your bedroom may stop working due to problems with the wall switch. There could be a bad connection within the wall switch or a malfunctioning toggle inside the light switch. If there’s a problem with the wall switch, your light fixture may not respond when you flip the switch into the "ON" position.
A faulty wall switch may not seem like a big deal, but it points to a wiring problem or other underlying electrical issues that need to be fixed by an experienced electrician. It’s never a good idea to replace wall switches or electrical outlets yourself. It’s always advisable to call a knowledgeable and skillful electrician to help you replace your wall switches and electrical outlets.
Your light bulb may come loose perhaps because it's not secured tightly in the fixture. The solution to this problem is as simple as tightening the bulb and see if that makes any difference.
Another possible reason the light in your bedroom may not be working is faulty wiring in the light fixture, which may cause circuit overload or a short circuit. Perhaps the wiring is loose or it's not properly connected to the light fixture. Faulty wiring should never be taken for granted as it can cause electrocution and fire hazards in your home.
If there are other electrical fixtures in your room that are not working as well, you may be dealing with a tripped circuit breaker. A circuit breaker may trip due to an electrical system overload, faulty wiring, or a short circuit. Take a quick trip to your breaker panel and see if any of your breakers have tripped.
There Could Be a Problem with the Power Supply to Your Light Fixture
If the power supply to the light fixture in your bedroom is interrupted, maybe due to an issue with the main utility powerhouse, your lights will not work.
A faulty outlet can be the reason why your light bulb is not working. Simply plug the light bulb into a different outlet and see if it works—if it does, you may need to call a nearby electrician to repair your outlet.
Light bulbs have a limited lifespan and can blow due to many reasons. When the light in your bedroom is not working, you'll want to check to see if the light bulb is blown. You can tell if a light bulb is blown by shaking it to see if it rattles or checking the filament to see if it's broken. If the problem is a blown light bulb, changing the bulb will resolve the issue.
Are you in need of light repair in your home or business? Call the experienced electricians at HomeOps Electric to help you out.