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Why The Fluorescent Light Starter Flickers Wildly

An important part of the household fluorescent light is the starter. It is the small cylindrical cartridge like item you see sticking out from the side of a fluorescent light casing. When you switch on the light, you will notice the starter flickering a few times before the fluorescent light tube lights up. Problem starts […]

Why Is The Fluorescent Lights Ballast So Hot

A factor that worries many users of fluorescent lights is the ballast getting very hot after a few minutes of use. The temperature of the ballast can reach a level so hot that you cannot even touch it with your naked hands. Thus, lots of house owners worry that the heat generated from the fluorescent […]

What Is The Difference Between A Two Gang Switch And A Two Way Switch

Many will not know this, but there is a difference between a two gang switch and a two way switch. Both might look somewhat similar, but a two gang switch operates differently from a 2 way switch. In most household, what we have are normally “gang” switches and not “way” switches. In short, a “gang” […]

Lightning Arrestors

What are lightning arrestors? As the name implies, a lightning arrestor is a device to arrest lightning. It is general knowledge that lightnings are dangerous. It can cause material and physical harm and in extreme cases, lives can be lost. There are places which are prone to lightning strikes and if you are staying in […]

What Causes The Electrical Circuit Breaker To Trip.

The circuit breaker in our homes are designed to give us protection against 3 things, but this protective equipment has almost always been overlooked and taken for granted. 90% of house owners never bother to check if their circuit breaker is in good working condition regularly. Even when the breaker has tripped, most will just […]

Wiring diagram of a simple Fluorescent light

We can wire up a simple fluorescent light all by ourselves without the need to buy the whole set which comes with some dull metal casings that we see in most homes. You can buy all the parts individually from most electrical shops. This is especially useful for aquarium covers where you can’t accommodate the […]

Different Kinds Of Light Bulbs

I wish I got his earlier. Then I will be able to introduce some really unique and beautiful Christmas lights to brighten up your homes for Christmas. During my days as an electrician, Christmas will be the busiest time of the year. Contrary to what you see on TV where everyone will be putting up […]

Pin Pointing An Electrical Problem

Fazili asked, when i switch on the plug connected to my pc suddenly the circuit breaker trip, what are the problem, really appreciate your help There could be a variety of reason why the circuit breaker trips when certain electrical items are switched on. To pin point where the problem comes from, we need to […]