LED bulbs flash when lit


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Old 12-01-18, 06:51 AM
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LED bulbs flash when lit

I have just had a new fixture installed in my bathroom and am using LED bulbs in there for the first time. I'm concerned because when I turn the light on, there's a noticeable flash coming from the bulbs. I'm not seeing any flickering from the bulbs, just one flash when the lights go on. Should I be concerned about this? Is it the bulbs, incorrect wiring, a bad switch (the switch is almost 20 years old). I've got a call in to the guy who installed the fixture but I haven't heard back from him yet. Of course, I'm concerned about a spark starting a fire. Thanks.
 
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Old 12-01-18, 07:00 AM
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There is likely no issues with the bulbs and there is no danger of a fire. Is the switch a dimmer?
 
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Old 12-01-18, 07:06 AM
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Thanks for responding. It's a regular switch, not a dimmer.
 
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So I shouldn't worry about it?
 
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Old 12-01-18, 07:52 AM
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No..... nothing to worry about. Some LED's do that when starting up.
 
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I don't think so. The flash is likely just them starting up.
 
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Old 12-01-18, 08:17 AM
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Thanks. You've eased my mind.
 
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If you have any different brand LEDs you could swap one out to see if it makes any difference.

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