I got a cool lamp from a yard sale, its an arm mounted desk lamp that has a giant magnifying lens in the head and a circular fluorescent tube around it so its really nice for zooming in and illuminating whatever I place under it.
The downside is that it appears to be messing with the power delivery to every other electronic device connected to the mains in the moment when I turn it on. Some are more, others less affected but most annoyingly - it causes my stereo to black out every time I turn the lamp on. The stereo will come back on in like 10 seconds or so but still, can't be healthy.
What can I do to prevent this? Is it supposed to be happening or is the lamp broken somehow?
The lamps previous owner told me she had no issues with it, she was using it to zoom in on pimples in a beauty parlor haha.