Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show homeowners things about their homes that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods.
Infrared Imaging can’t predict future conditions. However, an over-loaded electrical switch like the ‘real’ one shown in the photos was detected through thermal imaging. This particular defect may have advanced to an electrical component failure or even worse…a fire, if left unaddressed. An infrared inspection can identify and document unexpected hot spots.
The defect shown in the photos was easily repaired by replacing the existing 60w light bulbs with 15.5w LED bulbs.