Automatic light switch


Old 09-07-06, 09:43 AM
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Automatic light switch

I have a motion sensor switch in my kitchen and I replaced the bulb in my ceiling fixture with a mini fluorescent bulb and now the bulbs are blowing. After the light turns off it flickers for about 30 seconds and then turns off. The bulb blows after about 15 minutes of being on. What gives?
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Old 09-07-06, 09:47 AM
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You cannot use these bulbs with the motion sensor. The motion sensor runs current through the circuit and uses this current to power the motion sensor.

Eliminate the motion sensor (use a regular switch) or use a different type of motion sensor (one that requires a neutral) or go back to incandescent bulbs.
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