Electrical Wiring in the Home/Clicking in lights


I read a post from 2007 about a random clicking noise.  I too am experiencing this.  I have narrowed it down to  two areas and I think it is the light fixtures.  Mr. Hughes was involved in the 2007 mystery posted on this site. but I couldn't find if it was resolved  My home is three years old and it didn't happen the first year or so.  I'm going to check the bulbs.  The other odd thing I have noticed electrically speaking is the rocker style switches make a slightly similar, but faint and quick sound when I gently switch them.  I assumed it was just part of the current changing(????) and not a big deal.

The light switches have springs in them, and the noise comes from the mechanical function of connecting and disconnecting the power, not the power itself. The clicking sound could come from the heat of the bulbs and the expanding and contracting it can cause.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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