Body & Soul1 min ago
Flickering dimmer switch
Can anyone tell me how to stop a 40w bulb connected to a 60w maximum dimmer switch stop flickering when it is turned up to the max. I have tried replacing it with a 60w bulb but it still flickers. where is the fault. Is the switch conected incorectly or is the ceiling connecter incorrect. it is in a nursery and is starting to freak out my little boy he is only 8 weeks old .
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Are you using a filament bulb or an energy saving bulb? Most energy saving bulbs will not work with dimmer switches and will flicker. Most dimmer switches provide a voltage restriction, not power (amps, which at fixed voltages might as well equal watts) so the bulb being a lower wattage than the maximum wattage for the dimmer switch shouldn't effect it's performance. Does it flicker while dimmed at half light as well, or just when turned to full?