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ECONIMIC LIGHT BULB HELP Answered

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         I've started changing the light bulbs at home. I want to use economic ones like the one in the picture. The only problem that I have is that when I turn off the light , the bulb starts blinking. I have a power switch similar to the one in the picture. It has a little lamp behind the red dots that goes on when you turn out the light. It helps you find the switch in the dark.
I heard from someone that the blinking is related to this lamp.

Does anybody know how to fix this? without removing the little lamp in the switch

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Kiteman (author)2011-08-24

Does it blink all the time it is switched off, or only for a couple of seconds?

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ZoDo (author)Kiteman2011-08-24

It keeps blinking all the time

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Kiteman (author)ZoDo2011-08-24

Then the switch is not disconnecting properly (maybe it needs current to flow through the bulb for the small lights to work?).

I would change the whole switch-plate.

Sorry.

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ZoDo (author)Kiteman2011-08-24

My gues is that a small curent runs trough the small light in the switch and that makes the bulb blink. I think if I disconnect the small light the problem will be solved. But I don't want to give up on the little one. I wonder if there is another solution. Maybe someone had the same problem and managed to do something about it.

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