Small lamps with 40w bulbs flickering without explaination
A couple of weeks ago I noticed 2 small lamps with 40 watt bulbs that I have in a couple locations in my home were pulsing in tandem (not flickering) in the evening. I have had them for about a year. After replacing and tightening the bulbs, all screws and checking all cords, the issue remained. This week I brought in 2 brand new lamps with new bulbs thinking perhaps the previous lamps had simply run their course. Tonight the new lamps are flickering (not pulsing this time) while the washing machine is running it’s agitator cycle (not happening during the rinse or drain parts of the cycle). I’ve taken the new lamps around to different outlets throughout the house and with 21 outlets tested, the flickering was happening in 18 of them. Other electrical items in the house (ceiling lights, appliances, lamps with higher wattage bulbs) are not experiencing these issues. Just these 40 watt lamps. I would greatly appreciate any help! Either that or save me a seat in the loony bin because I’m at my wits end.