Disclaimer: This guide is designed for those without electrical knowledge. The suggestions are to fault find without coming into contact with live wiring/parts. Do not remove any covers on electrical equipment. If in any doubt call an electrician and do not attempt any work yourself.

As I’m sure you are aware lights in your property are crucial to the habitability of your property. It sounds obvious but it’s kind of hard to see at night without lights!

That’s why it can be a massive problem when there are issues with your property’s lighting.

We would like to discuss the common problems faced with lighting and some of the potential fixes that you may be able to perform yourself.

Lights Tripping

So you’ve got no lights at all working? This at first glance might seem like a significant problem but sometimes can easily be resolved.

So you’ve got no lights at all working? This at first glance might seem like a significant problem but sometimes can easily be resolved.

  • First thing to do is to check the switchboard. Make sure all the switches are in the up position. If any of the switches are in the off position then reset them to the on position. If they reset then test all the lights, everything should be working OK.
  • If the switch will not reset then make sure all the light switches are in the off position and try resetting the switches again. If this time the switch resets then you can go ahead and try a switch one at a time. Keep trying each switch until the circuit trips again. This should indicate which light has the fault. You may continue to use all the other lights and leave the faulty light off until an electrician attends to repair.
  • If the switch will still not reset there will be a fault with the overall lighting wiring. An electrician will need to attend to fault find and repair.

Note: If you have ceramic fuse holders like the ones pictured you may not be able to perform any fault-finding yourself and you may have to call an electrician.

If you are having any issues or doubts please don’t hesitate to call Capital Home Electrical anytime for advice or to book in a repair.

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