Flickering Light

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by Stephie, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Stephie

    Stephie New Member

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    Hey all,
    Just a quick one, I have a light that keeps flickering when switch is in the off position. I thought maybe the switch might be broken in some way (as I had a few that where) so I replaced that but it didn't change anything.
    Only seems to happen every now and then so just wanna know any suggestions as to what my be causing this and how I might be able to rectify it.
    Thanks
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Did you go to the store and buy a brand new switch?

    Is this a 3 way switch?
  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    The combination of a lighted switch and a fluorescent bulb will do that.
  4. Stephie

    Stephie New Member

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    Yeah its part of a 3 way switch. I have changed both switches and they were brand new (fresh from the store)
    Should I try a different bulb? I currently have a energy saver bulb in there.
  5. Cookie

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    Sure thing. Sometimes you get a bulb with a loose filament.
  6. Thatguy

    Thatguy Homeowner

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    I think your "off" position puts 120v/2 volts into the light.
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