When there is no electricity, we use the word ‘blackout’. Is there a word to describe a situation when the voltage is low?

Low voltage is a common problem in India — especially during the summer months. When this happens, the tube lights keep flickering, and some of the other bulbs burn rather dimly. The Americans have a term for this dip in voltage — they call it ‘brownout’.

Arun never uses any of his electrical appliances during a brownout.

We always experience brownouts in the early morning.

5 thoughts on “When there is no electricity, we use the word ‘blackout’. Is there a word to describe a situation when the voltage is low?

  1. Thanks for posting this. Us Americans are completely ignorant about what you all are going through.

  2. New word for me. >-I

  3. Great info. Thanks for sharing

  4. I have never heard it before. Thanks.

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