Why is there a blue flash on my storage heater?

Modified on Thu, 24 Nov 2022 at 10:56 AM

Occasionally, on products with Electro mechanical thermostats a blue flash, also known as “night flash”, can be seen coming from inside products. This is particularly more noticeable when the light levels are lower, or it is dark.

If the product is working correctly then this is nothing to be concerned about and is just a small electric arch jumping between the thermostat contacts as they open or close. When the contacts are fully open the gap between them is large enough to prevent this happening. This is something that can occur on any Electro mechanical contact or switch and can on occasion be seen on light switches.  

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