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Old 01-12-2012, 02:31 AM   #1
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My sister has just moved into a house with an outdoor play area. It's a concrete slab surrounded by chain link fencing and covered by a sloping wooden roof. There is a regular light switch at the entrance attached to wiring that connects to two plain light fixtures. When turned on they buzz. At least, my memory tells me it's the lights, but maybe it's the switch itself. It is a very loud buzzing - kinda scary! What could be causing this? I have done no testing on it (such as changing out the lightbulbs or checking connections), but I was hoping you could give me a place to start. Sorry to be so vague! Thanks!
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My sister has just moved into a house with an outdoor play area. It's a concrete slab surrounded by chain link fencing and covered by a sloping wooden roof. There is a regular light switch at the entrance attached to wiring that connects to two plain light fixtures. When turned on they buzz. At least, my memory tells me it's the lights, but maybe it's the switch itself. It is a very loud buzzing - kinda scary! What could be causing this? I have done no testing on it (such as changing out the lightbulbs or checking connections), but I was hoping you could give me a place to start. Sorry to be so vague! Thanks!
What kind of fixture? Sound like a ballast problem, try replacing it.
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Are you sure they are regular lights ?
To me regular means incandesant !
But if they are floro or any other type of discharge light,
then they would have a ballast (a type of transformer) !
these can come loose, and buzz.
Usually tightening them up will solve the problem,
If not you will have to replace them.
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