Electricity meter flashing display

Electricity meter flashing display. The electrical meter flashes a light to show that power from the meter is being taken as the power from the meter is being consumed by appliances and circuits connected to the electrical meter.

The flashing of the light in the electrical meter is pretty normal for display. Another light flashing is available too.

After installation, my meter started flashing red, and I thought the red light on the meter was a warning sign, and I installed the electrical meter wrong. Well, the red light was not for danger in the meter.

I learned the red was for showing power consumption and later found out about all the lights in the electrical meter.

The lights in meters are not in normal meters, but smart meters have different lights. Like a green light was flashing in my electrical meter too.

Electricity meter flashing display

Having the electric meter flashing can cause you instant panic. Not all the lights on the electric meter while flashing mean any danger.

The red flashing on the meter shows the consumption of the power by the meter and its supplying power. The amber, in simple words, orange light, shows power too.

Though the power shown by amber light is the change in power, the green light is also positive, showing the power to the meter is stable.

The color of lights can be changed and fixed by you, and even digits in the meter can flash, and they mean problems.



Starting with positivity and green light. The green light is to display energy usage. Specifically, when the energy usage is not much, the green light will blink.

However, the green light at different meters can vary. In normal meters, the green light shows low energy consumption.

The green light in spark meters differs from the average meters. As in spark meters, the green light means something different.

The green light in spark meters means that the meter has a decent connection to the supplier of energy. This decent connection is shown by the green light blinking five times in a row.

If the gas meter is absent, then the green light will also flash at that time. The meaning of the green light can change depending on the model.

Read the specific meaning of your green light depending on your model. Some meters may not even have a green light, and others use it for displaying connection.



Red light is the most common light in all electrical meters. A flashing red light is not a bad thing either, as the red light in the electrical meter shows that the house is using energy.

The blinking speed of the red light depends on the consumption of energy. The more the consumption of energy from the house, the faster the red light will blink.

The red light speed can help the owner lower the use of electricity. If the red light blinks too fast, you can check the lights and fans that are using power in your house.

The speed of the red light blinking will decrease as you turn the lights and the extra fans off. The red light is completely harmless, but people tend to be scared if the speed of blinking becomes fast.


The last and third light in most meters is the Amber light. Most people refer to the amber colored right as orange light, so I used both in a name for people to know the real color is not orange but amber.

The amber light is named by the companies that manufacture the meter. Amber light, or as the user refers to it, orange light, is not the same as green or red light.

The green light means the consumption from the house is low, while the red light shows the opposite and means that the energy consumption from the house is significant.

The orange light or the amber light lies in a category between the green and the red light. Meaning the current taken by the meter is neither too high nor too low. So don’t be afraid of the amber or orange light.


The lights are annoying, but the lights are not the only thing that blinks in the meter.

The green and red light mean extreme and least power consumption, while the orange light refers to normal consumption. You may see E and 8 flashing in the mater as well. Thanks for reading!

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