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Old 09-13-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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I had my bathroom remodeled about eight months ago and had new switches installed. The three of them are flickering a little and I never noticed that before. Any advice would be appreciated. I forgot to mention that they are the illuminated switches but that is pretty obvious I guess.

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Change the switches out to non-light switches.



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Old 09-13-2011, 08:42 PM   #3
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Some lighted switches require a neutral which you may not have in the box. Also some lighted switches do not like compact fluorescent bulbs.
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Are you using CFL bulbs? I had that issue with a few of my lighted switches. It turns out that some switches aren't compatible with certain brands of CFL bulbs. Changing the bulb to another brand helped a few, while other switches just refused to work with any CFL bulb. One bulb I used actually flickered while turned off as long as it was on a lighted switch.
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I had my bathroom remodeled about eight months ago and had new switches installed. The three of them are flickering a little and I never noticed that before. Any advice would be appreciated. I forgot to mention that they are the illuminated switches but that is pretty obvious I guess.
Most illuminated switchs I have seen use neons.
And it is normal for them to flicker.
Nothing to worry about.
Because neons require such a small amount of current to operate,
the small bleed currents that circulate around in
the system can be enough to cause them to flicker.
NORMAL !
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:46 AM   #6
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thanks so much for all your input. When I got up this morning they don't seem to be flickering. I'm wondering why but not complaining. I don't have any fluorescent lighting except in the garage and that's the way I like it!!! They are more trouble than they're worth. Some of them you can't dim and I just don't like the light from them. Since I don't think there is a safety issue here I think I'll just wait and see. If it gets worse I'll have it checked for neutral like Jim said. The brand of light switch is Lutron.

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Illuminated switches may fail to illuminate when the light being controlled is a CFL or other non-pure resistance type.
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