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Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?

 
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Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?
These are ceiling lights with wall switches.

If it had been one, no big deal...replace switch.

If it was two, well, weird, our electricity was recently out again...

But it is three lights.

Ceiling light in kitchen, two separate wall switches, one newer, led ceiling light, maybe 5 years old.

Dining room ceiling light, 100 years old, but had been working fine.

And now the ceiling light in the upstairs back hall.

All happened suddenly in the last couple of days.

It is humid today, house had been very dry over the winter.

All three switches are different ages.

This has never happened to me before, and we have lived here for 30 years.

Seems really odd to me, but I am no expert on electricity.

Last Edited by stillhere on 05/04/2021 01:01 AM
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Re: Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?
I just walk around at night to see how many I can put out
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Re: Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?
A few nights ago I stared at a neighbors corner light eventually making it go out. This strange truck pulls up guy gets on a ladder changes light then drives off. 1-2 am
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A few nights ago I stared at a neighbors corner light eventually making it go out. This strange truck pulls up guy gets on a ladder changes light then drives off. 1-2 am
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Well, that is odd....

Is it possible there is just more electricity in the atmosphere recently?
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that happens to me a lot in my apartment building. for whatever reason i literally have to walk out of my apartment fully close the door and go back into my apartment and i can flick the switch and get my living room or work room's lights to flick on and off.

if i don't leave I gotta flip it 100 times.
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I just sit in the dark most of the time. It’s tiring buying new lightbulbs and clocks all of the time. The clocks end up going very quickly and die.
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What about plug in lamps?
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I just sit in the dark most of the time. It’s tiring buying new lightbulbs and clocks all of the time. The clocks end up going very quickly and die.
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Okay electricity 101... A switch opens a circuit... If your switch doesn't turn the light off you have a bad switch. No amount of "electricity in the air" will cause a light to stay on when the switch is moved to the off position. Electrons need a path for current to flow if the path is interrupted by opening a switch current flow stops. Check your light switch to see if it shows signs of arcing. Do be careful electricity is deadly if you don't know what you're doing.
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Re: Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?
I just sit in the dark most of the time. It’s tiring buying new lightbulbs and clocks all of the time. The clocks end up going very quickly and die.
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......, .... ....... .....-... . BOOM .
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The night I moved into a new condo probably built on Indian land was chaos with electricity. I was painting in the after hours and then boom. All lights out. Went down to the basement to flip a couple of switches and then painted. No less than 10 times that kept happening. Each time reset the breakers. After it was all painted never happened again in 5 years. Something did not want me there but I guess they got used to me.
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That’s weird, I was having the same problem in my bathroom! You would turn it off and it would stay on, flash, dim, and eventually go out. I replaced the lights with Edison bulbs and it’s been fine. But II’ve never had that happen before. It happened several days in a row.
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I am a master electrician, I can help...

Does the light look at all like this one?


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What about plug in lamps?
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Plug in lamps are fine
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Re: Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?
Okay electricity 101... A switch opens a circuit... If your switch doesn't turn the light off you have a bad switch. No amount of "electricity in the air" will cause a light to stay on when the switch is moved to the off position. Electrons need a path for current to flow if the path is interrupted by opening a switch current flow stops. Check your light switch to see if it shows signs of arcing. Do be careful electricity is deadly if you don't know what you're doing.
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Thanks, but so many switches all at once...does not make sense, two of the ceiling lights have two switches, none of them will shut the lights off. Could the power outage have caused this? It did not happen on that day.

The ceiling light in the dining room has been doing this on and off for a few days, the kitchen one once before, the back hall just this evening.
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Re: Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?
That’s weird, I was having the same problem in my bathroom! You would turn it off and it would stay on, flash, dim, and eventually go out. I replaced the lights with Edison bulbs and it’s been fine. But II’ve never had that happen before. It happened several days in a row.
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You reminded me this has happened in out master bath before, but only briefly then resolved on it’s own.

Still wondering if humidity could be a factor, very humid today.

Most of our electric is original to our home which is soon to be 100 years old.

Last Edited by stillhere on 05/04/2021 01:42 AM
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Re: Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?
The night I moved into a new condo probably built on Indian land was chaos with electricity. I was painting in the after hours and then boom. All lights out. Went down to the basement to flip a couple of switches and then painted. No less than 10 times that kept happening. Each time reset the breakers. After it was all painted never happened again in 5 years. Something did not want me there but I guess they got used to me.
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Wow, glad yours resolved.
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Re: Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?
that happens to me a lot in my apartment building. for whatever reason i literally have to walk out of my apartment fully close the door and go back into my apartment and i can flick the switch and get my living room or work room's lights to flick on and off.

if i don't leave I gotta flip it 100 times.
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Wow, that must be frustrating not knowing what is causing it, would rather my home wasn’t haunted.
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Okay electricity 101... A switch opens a circuit... If your switch doesn't turn the light off you have a bad switch. No amount of "electricity in the air" will cause a light to stay on when the switch is moved to the off position. Electrons need a path for current to flow if the path is interrupted by opening a switch current flow stops. Check your light switch to see if it shows signs of arcing. Do be careful electricity is deadly if you don't know what you're doing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79376355


Thanks, but so many switches all at once...does not make sense, two of the ceiling lights have two switches, none of them will shut the lights off. Could the power outage have caused this? It did not happen on that day.

The ceiling light in the dining room has been doing this on and off for a few days, the kitchen one once before, the back hall just this evening.
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Hey Opie,
Two questions do you live in a manufactured home?
If so a lot of those switches are made by Hubble manufacture and they are cheap and start to go at the same time. Could be stuck on. Do they go off if you fiddle with the switch?

Other question is check to see if the three lights in question are on the same circuit breaker.
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These are ceiling lights with wall switches.

If it had been one, no big deal...replace switch.

If it was two, well, weird, our electricity was recently out again...

But it is three lights.

Ceiling light in kitchen, two separate wall switches, one newer, led ceiling light, maybe 5 years old.

Dining room ceiling light, 100 years old, but had been working fine.

And now the ceiling light in the upstairs back hall.

All happened suddenly in the last couple of days.

It is humid today, house had been very dry over the winter.

All three switches are different ages.

This has never happened to me before, and we have lived here for 30 years.

Seems really odd to me, but I am no expert on electricity.
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Re: Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?
that happens to me a lot in my apartment building. for whatever reason i literally have to walk out of my apartment fully close the door and go back into my apartment and i can flick the switch and get my living room or work room's lights to flick on and off.

if i don't leave I gotta flip it 100 times.
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Eh... Do you slam the door? That could be a sign of damaged wiring if a sudden jarring motion is required to make a switch function.
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Another opinion you could have a hot ground. It's a longshot but if your meter is spinning extremely slow when ac or fridge are running you could be shorting directly to ground.
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if the switches dont work and the lights wont turn off you need to higher an electrician!!! fast!!!!!! much higher!


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Re: Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?
Okay electricity 101... A switch opens a circuit... If your switch doesn't turn the light off you have a bad switch. No amount of "electricity in the air" will cause a light to stay on when the switch is moved to the off position. Electrons need a path for current to flow if the path is interrupted by opening a switch current flow stops. Check your light switch to see if it shows signs of arcing. Do be careful electricity is deadly if you don't know what you're doing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79376355


Thanks, but so many switches all at once...does not make sense, two of the ceiling lights have two switches, none of them will shut the lights off. Could the power outage have caused this? It did not happen on that day.

The ceiling light in the dining room has been doing this on and off for a few days, the kitchen one once before, the back hall just this evening.
 Quoting: stillhere


Hey Opie,
Two questions do you live in a manufactured home?
If so a lot of those switches are made by Hubble manufacture and they are cheap and start to go at the same time. Could be stuck on. Do they go off if you fiddle with the switch?

Other question is check to see if the three lights in question are on the same circuit breaker.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72795234


House is almost 100 years old, knob and tube electric.

No amount on flipping on and off gets them to stay off.

We have original to house old screw in fuses, none are hot, I believe all are on a different circuit. All other lights are fine.
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The night I moved into a new condo probably built on Indian land was chaos with electricity. I was painting in the after hours and then boom. All lights out. Went down to the basement to flip a couple of switches and then painted. No less than 10 times that kept happening. Each time reset the breakers. After it was all painted never happened again in 5 years. Something did not want me there but I guess they got used to me.
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Wow, glad yours resolved.
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The freaky thing was that the first time it happened, it was just the overhead light. After that it was all lights. It did go away the next day. Maybe these things happen to scare you away from a place but it didn't work on me. Never had that in any other house I lived in.
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Another opinion you could have a hot ground. It's a longshot but if your meter is spinning extremely slow when ac or fridge are running you could be shorting directly to ground.
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Thanks, it did rain all day today...but wouldn’t that affect more than those three lights? We have a lot of ceiling light fixtures with wall switches....halls, almost every room....
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Make sure they don't start smoking. Switches can go bad over time.
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Re: Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?
These are ceiling lights with wall switches.

If it had been one, no big deal...replace switch.

If it was two, well, weird, our electricity was recently out again...

But it is three lights.

Ceiling light in kitchen, two separate wall switches, one newer, led ceiling light, maybe 5 years old.

Dining room ceiling light, 100 years old, but had been working fine.

And now the ceiling light in the upstairs back hall.

All happened suddenly in the last couple of days.

It is humid today, house had been very dry over the winter.

All three switches are different ages.

This has never happened to me before, and we have lived here for 30 years.

Seems really odd to me, but I am no expert on electricity.
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Wake up!!!
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I wish I was stuck in a lucid dream, I would love to wake up in a better time line.
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Your ground wire or neutral is shorted.
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Re: Lights in home won’t turn off....anyone else?
These are ceiling lights with wall switches.

If it had been one, no big deal...replace switch.

If it was two, well, weird, our electricity was recently out again...

But it is three lights.

Ceiling light in kitchen, two separate wall switches, one newer, led ceiling light, maybe 5 years old.

Dining room ceiling light, 100 years old, but had been working fine.

And now the ceiling light in the upstairs back hall.

All happened suddenly in the last couple of days.

It is humid today, house had been very dry over the winter.

All three switches are different ages.

This has never happened to me before, and we have lived here for 30 years.

Seems really odd to me, but I am no expert on electricity.
 Quoting: stillhere


you are stuck in a lucid dream.
Wake up!!!
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Lol, I thought the same thing at irst, since in my lucid dreams lightswitches don’t work, that’s how I end up knowing I am dreaming.

Last Edited by LTHN. on 05/04/2021 02:24 AM
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