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Lights flickering (I know sounds corny)

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#1 MarsBarSlice

Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:59 PM

We have a touch light on each of our bed side tables. You can tap them 3 times to get different levels of brightness. At first I kept finding the lights on and thought the kids had been doing it. They both flash and run through the dimmer settings without being touched. When I try to turn them off they either turn off for a second and then start again or just keep turning back on. They are electric so it is not a battery issue. I thought it might be the globes but it is too coincidental for them both to be doing the same thing. I don't know what to think!  Help!

#2 kpingitquiet

Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:14 PM

It's the lamp plugs. I have two touch bedside lamps and they do this from time to time. Freaked me out at first! Consider getting new lamps as they may short out and be a fire hazard.

#3 MarsBarSlice

Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:20 PM

Thank you, will do that.  I agree with you but still find it odd that it's at the same time every day and that they both do it at the same time.

#4 FeralZombieMum

Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:24 PM

We have these and they will turn on by themselves - but only when DH is in the ensuite cutting his hair with the clippers.

I would find out what else is on the same circuit that is being used at the same time.

#5 Oriental lily

Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:38 PM

My mum seems to love touch lamps . All I can remember in the 1990s was .

Turn on the radio? Lamp came on . Large truck drove by? Lamp come on .

Use a an appliance in the kitchen ? Lamp come on .

Storm ? Lamp came on .

Then sometimes they would come on for no apparent reason .

Its funny though if you tap them with a fingernail they don't come on!

Of course you would then get a disagreeable lamp that would NEVER come on . No matter what you did .

Solution? get rid of the bloody things !

I will never have a touch lamp in my house .

#6 Caribou

Posted 12 October 2016 - 09:53 AM

Touch lamps and remote lights are a PITA! We have one that just randomly turns on in the middle of the night!

I'd just invest in a light with a switch. No paranormal events happening.

#7 HRH Countrymel

Posted 12 October 2016 - 10:05 AM

No electrician I know will allow 'touch lamps' in their home.

They are really dangerous if they go wrong, and it sounds as though yours ARE going wrong.

#8 seayork2002

Posted 12 October 2016 - 10:10 AM

Electricity powers lights so when it fails it is electricity causing it - I would get new lights

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