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clouts69 12-16-2009 07:09 PM

Lights take long time to turn on
 
Any ideas why my porch lights can take over 10 seconds to turn on? They have incandescence bulbs and are activated by a simple light switch (no two way). They seem to take longer the colder it is.

Scuba_Dave 12-16-2009 07:17 PM

Are you sure they aren't CFL's that look like reg bulbs ?

This is a CFL:
http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content...ightbulb01.jpg

300zx 12-16-2009 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 367877)
Are you sure they aren't CFL's that look like reg bulbs ?

Yes i would have to agree with that. :thumbsup:

clouts69 12-16-2009 07:32 PM

I assure you they are not compact fluorescents.

howelltc 12-16-2009 07:33 PM

I agree with the CFL idea. But it could also be a fulty switch that the contactors are not closing quickly enough and it is taking longer for full voltage to get out to your light. Check your bulb first.

300zx 12-16-2009 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by clouts69 (Post 367888)
I assure you they are not compact fluorescents.

Then buy regular 60 watt incandescent bulbs and change them out and see if the prob stops it prob will .i still agree with dave. If not let us know

kbsparky 12-16-2009 11:05 PM

You may have a slow, or sluggish wall switch. A "cold" switch would be more sluggish.

Replace it, and see if that solves your problem.

nap 12-16-2009 11:19 PM

OH MY GOD!!!! TIME DILATION!!!

I knew it. Once they started popping atoms in the LHC I knew they were going to make black holes and everybody knows that time is altered in a black hole.

the Earth has apparently started getting sucked into a black hole!!!!:nuke:

ArmchairDIY 12-17-2009 05:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nap (Post 367972)
OH MY GOD!!!! TIME DILATION!!!

I knew it. Once they started popping atoms in the LHC I knew they were going to make black holes and everybody knows that time is altered in a black hole.

the Earth has apparently started getting sucked into a black hole!!!!:nuke:

Yep, this is the only logical answer, it has to be the cause.....lol


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