Simple fix for a flickering light
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Bend the tab
With the power off, bend the tab in the bottom of the socket slightly upward with a screwdriver.
Do you have bulbs that burn out
quickly, lights that flicker, or a light
fixture that simply doesn't work even
though there's power to it? Try this
60-second fix before you call an
Turn off the power to the fixture
and use a non-contact voltage tester to
make sure the power is off. Then reach
into the bulb socket with a flat-blade
screwdriver and gently pry up on the
tab that's centered at the bottom to
restore good contact with the bulb.