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husker92

02:32PM | 09/03/08
Member Since: 09/02/08
1 lifetime posts
I replaced a canned light with a flourescent light (double circle tube). The light is on a 3-way switch using both lighted switches.

It works fine, but when I turn it off, the bulb still flickers every 10-30 seconds. Any idea what would be the problem?

I changed one switch with a new one and it still does it. I am going to change the other switch, but if that does not do it, what could be sending power to the light when it is shut off?

Thanks for looking.

Tom O

01:03PM | 09/04/08
Member Since: 09/17/02
476 lifetime posts
This is just a S.W.A.G., but check to see if your 3 way switches are switching the neutral instead of the hot. That would leave power to the fixture & perhaps there is enough leakage to ground to fire that light every once in awhile.

househelper

09:12AM | 09/05/08
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
Try using an standard (non-lighted) switch. The problem should go away.


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