I have low voltage (~82v) on a light switch in the kitchen. I'm assuming
this is why the light bulb doesn't go on. What is the likely solution
(other switches on the same circuit read normally ~120v. Thanks.
Measure the voltage across the switch with it turned on....if there is no
drop the switch is probably not the problem...And how is the connection in
the socket. Remove the bulb, turn on the switch and measure the voltage in
the socket...if it is good, you might have a bad connection with the
bulb/bad socket. I have also seen cheap bulbs that won't make a good
connection with any socket...I like Phillips....good luck John..........Ross
Keep in mind that if you are not reading from hot to neutral with power
to the switch and you are using a new digital type meter, you may be getting
false readings due to the very high internal resistance of the meter. You
also want to make sure you are not reading voltage with the lamp in the
Neutral in the switch box (I assume you're measuring hot-to-neutral) might be
floating. That can give all kinds of funky readings, depending on the load.
If you know where the feed for this box is coming from, check the connections at
the next upstream box.
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