Flickering - Dim Lights

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Old 10-07-13, 02:45 PM
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Flickering - Dim Lights

I recently went through and replaced all the ceiling fans and light fixtures in my home, The light fixture in the Bath and kitchen work fine with regular light bulbs, but when I install the new fluorescent bulbs the kitchen light flickers and puts out very little light and the bath light flickers even when the switch is off! any thoughts on why this is happening?

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Old 10-07-13, 02:54 PM
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I assume you mean CFL bulbs. Any dimmers, timers, lighted switches, or occupancy switches?
 
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Old 10-07-13, 03:17 PM
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Did you install a hybrid CFL/halogen light bulb in the bathroom?
 
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Old 10-07-13, 03:55 PM
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Hey Ray2047,

No dimmers, but I think the bath has a occupancy switch.
 
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Thanks for the response,

I don't want to sound stupid about your question, but I really don't know! I bought the basic 60w screw in light bulb the new type of light bulb.

Kevin.
 
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Old 10-07-13, 04:31 PM
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GE makes a hybrid bulb that will flicker after the power is "cut off" if the switch is non-standard. It's trying to restart. If you installed one of those that could be the cause. If you paid less than $4.00 per bulb you don't have one of those.

It sounds like the problem may be the motion sensor. Some bulbs don't like to work right with those. You can either replace that control with a standard switch or install a dimmable light bulb instead - dimmable CFL or dimmable halogen should work. I'm not so sure about a dimmable LED.
 
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Mod note: I originally created the title for this post moved from an unrelated thread. I may have erred when I put CFL in the title. I was guessing based on what the O/P wrote. I have removed CFL from the title. Consider the type of bulb not yet determined even though the O/P wrote fluorescent which I assumed was a CFL.
 
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