- Dec 3, 2010
So I bought a brand new floor lamp with standard bulb base and put an LED bulb in it. The floor lamp plugs into the outlet on the north side of my living room. If I plug something in to the socket on the south side of my living room, say a laptop or phone charger what have you, it will cause the lamp to shut off. Is this a cause for concern about faulty wiring? What is causing this to happen? I haven't ever gotten a shock and my home has pretty modern wiring.