Ceiling fan light problem,


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Old 03-02-17, 10:12 AM
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Ceiling fan light problem,

I'm confused.

I wanted to boost the light output from my ceiling fan.

It has two lights, rated for 60W maximum.

When I put in 14W LED (100W replacements) and switch the unit on - the lights flash on for one instant, then turn off. ???

I can remove either bulb, then the remaining one works fine.

Aren't fixtures rated by actual wattage instead of lumen output?

What am I missing?
 
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Old 03-02-17, 05:17 PM
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In most ceiling fans you cannot use LED or CFL bulbs.
Most will specifically state "incandescent lamps only".

In many fans.... using a non incandescent bulb will immediately blow the dimmer section.
 
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Old 03-02-17, 07:17 PM
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Thanks

Hi:

But everything works fine with an LED in one side and either an incandescent or cfl in the opposite side.

The problem only arises when I try two LED's at the same time.

Does this make sense?
 
 

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