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This year I added 4 leaping arches (incandescent) and about 50 strings of LED lights. We have noticed the inside house lights have a slight flicker. If I stop the show the flicker stops. Any thoughts?

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lleibeck wrote:

This year I added 4 leaping arches (incandescent) and about 50 strings of LED lights. We have noticed the inside house lights have a slight flicker. If I stop the show the flicker stops. Any thoughts?

L


My breaker panel humms the song I'm playing. :shock:

This is normal but don't load that circuit too much.

My entire house flickers with the music.
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thanks, found another thread that covers this pretty close. The thing that surprises me is that the LED caused this.

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lleibeck wrote:

This year I added 4 leaping arches (incandescent) and about 50 strings of LED lights. We have noticed the inside house lights have a slight flicker. If I stop the show the flicker stops. Any thoughts?

L


You say the inside lights only have a slight flicker? Your problem can be easily solved by adding a bunch more lights. Then they will really be flashing to the beat, and, problem solved.

Welcome to the club.

;)

D.T.
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I just told my wife to blink to the lights and everything will seem ok.

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One way to combat this problem is to go with a larger secondary service wire from your utility.

Say, if your utility is dropping you #4 Al wire from the transformer to your meter socket (typical 100A service here in Hawaii), maybe you should opt for 1/0 Al wire, which is what we use here for 200A service.

Or you can opt for 320A service, where they would use 4/0 Al.

*all of the above depends on the distance from the transformer to your meter socket. Also, if you opt for a higher service, your meter socket and meter will need to be able to handle this.



Stan

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