Why is my light buzzing?
December 1, 2012 3:00 PM Subscribe
Last week my boyfriend replaced the wall mounted sconces in our living room. Today one of them is buzzing intermittently - it sounds sort of like it has a fly caught in it.
There is no fly in it. I have taken out the light bulb. I have flipped the switch in the fuse box in the basement that powers this light.
It is still doing it and it is freaking me out! Any idea what is going on and if it could be dangerous?
I will be out for a few hours tonight and then will be alone in the house till very late and would rather not have a fire start in my living room wall.
posted by Sabby to Home & Garden (16 answers total)
The house is old (built in 1930) and originally had tube and knob wiring, but everything appears to updated.
I'm fairly sure that the sconce that we replaced was put in sometime in the last 20 years and has always worked fine and ner made noise.
It is on a dimmer switch.
The other sconce is not buzzing.
It buzzes if the light is on, if the light is off, if the light bulb is taken out and if the power is off.
The if the light is on when it is buzzing, the light does not flicker.
The buzz comes and goes and it really inconsistent - no pattern, not steady.
I first heard it this afternoon, but I don't spend a ton of time in the living room without the TV on, so I guess it could have been going on for a few days.
However, I'm fairly certain it wasn't doing this last Saturday.
We bought the sconces at Lowes - I believe the wiring was very simple (I wasn't here for the installation)