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Fluorescent light flickering? Is the light switch...

Fluorescent light flickering? Is the light switch a dimmer by any chance?
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Your control probably has a light dimmer built in...

Your control probably has a light dimmer built in and it has been dimmed. The CFLs flicker because they are not dimmable and the control is trying to dim them. Try holding down the light button on...
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Two non-ideal solutions would be to either...

Two non-ideal solutions would be to either replace one of the recessed lights with an incandescent or just not use a lighted switch.
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Inteli-Touch is a proprietary system with...

Inteli-Touch is a proprietary system with proprietary electronics within the fan. It also doesn't use RF, but instead sends a signal from the switch through the house wiring and into the fan. It is...
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Mercury vapor ballasts were outlawed by the...

Mercury vapor ballasts were outlawed by the Department of Energy several years ago. You will likely have to buy old stock or used units. A good source for high-wattage mercury vapor ballasts and...
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I think I've seen what you're talking about. If...

I think I've seen what you're talking about. If what I'm thinking of is what you have, it should be OK for a shower. No idea where to get trims though. I suspect these were once made by a variety of...
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If the ballasts in the lights are still good, I...

If the ballasts in the lights are still good, I suggest keeping them T12 if that's what they are. The electronic ballasts in new fixtures often don't last nearly as long as magnetic ballasts. Very...
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Make sure your fixtures are grounded. It sounds...

Make sure your fixtures are grounded. It sounds like you have magnetic rapid start ballasts, which sometimes won't work properly if the bulbs aren't mounted close to a grounded metal surface. You can...
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Three Lights of America shop lights were left in...

Three Lights of America shop lights were left in my house by the previous owners. I used them until one of them started buzzing and smelling like burning plastic. I bought three Lithonia strip lights...
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That box is not fan rated.

That box is not fan rated.
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