LED bulb question

Old 09-26-20, 11:22 AM
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LED bulb question

I had an electrician fix this fixture as there was a loose wire and it flickered constantly.
Now, when turning the fixture off the bulb can have a delayed glow before shutting off entirely. Itís an LED bulb. Did the electrician miss something or is that normal for an LED bulb?

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Old 09-26-20, 12:13 PM
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Depending on the bulb..... it can be normal for the light to remain on dim or even flicker when the switch is turned off. LED's are very sensitive to low voltages and can work with what's called ghost voltages. That's when the switched power power to the light is in close proximity to an always live wire.

Manufacturers are now adding snubber resistors inside the bulb to help them shut off fully.
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I have several bulbs that will delay in turning off and if I look closely they still have a very dim glow even after I thought they were off.
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Agreed this is normal. The capacitors in them tend to cause a fade out effect. It depends on the brand how noticeable it is... but definitely not something mis-wired or out of the ordinary.

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