Energy saving light bulbs,electrical whizz kid wanted.

February 13, 2007 11:57am CST
Having replaced my old bulbs with energy saving ones,I was amazed while lying in bed after turning it off a constant intermittent little flash every 5seconds,now having turned this off from the mains switch, Im sure this should not happen.is there some electrical whizz kid around that could enlighten me.
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@4ftfingers (1313)
22 Feb 07
that is typical of fluorecent engergy bulbs. are they the ones that are slow to start? it's to do with the magnetic ballasts, which is a necissary part to start the bulb, but im not entirely sure why they do it. ones with electronic ballasts remove most of the flickering. hope that helps at all :)
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22 Feb 07
Great help,your the only electrical genius in the world,regards.