Why do my lights spontaneously turn on?
September 7, 2006 7:12 PM Subscribe
Why do my lights turn on by themselves? Do I have poltergeists?
posted by jknecht to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My entertainment center has some accent lights that are controlled by one of those touch switches that's operated by static electricity. For the last few months, those lights spontaneously turn on by themselves. In fact, I just turned them off, and before I got back to the couch, they came on again.
There doesn't seem to be any schedule to it, and the humidity in our condo doesn't seem to have any effect. They never spontaneously turn off - always on.
Any ideas on why this is happening? Is the switch bad (how would I test it - I have some basic electronic skills), or is something else going on here?