Light bulb flicker when turning on after long time off.

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  1. jmmy23

    jmmy23 Master Guru

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    Hello. I have question. I dont know if i have faulty wiring,bad installation or its bulb. When i have lights off long time and turn on lightning ( bulb halogen or fluorescent? ) , there is a for 2-3 second bulb dimm/flicker and its normal. Happens only when lightning is off long time and i turn on.

    When i turn off lights and turn on again its fine. That flicker/dimm happens only when lights are off long time. That happens for example if i have lights off 2-3 hours and turn on. Thx

    Bulb looking like that:

    https://www.destinationlighting.com/images/products_zoom/150/17150~zoom.jpg
     
  2. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Ancient Guru

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    be warming up the bulb, nothing wrong with it, I more believe you have faulty mind, i'd go see someone, seriously, cant be nice living with all that paranoia all time.
     
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    The capacitors inside are "dried out", and have become sensitive to heat (they work better once they are heated up a bit)

    (in case you didn't know, these lights have electronics in them which is subject to aging)

    Probably time to replace with new lamps, these don't have much left in them. (Or at least have backups ready for when they finally die completely, so you're not left in the dark)
     
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    oki THANKS for helping. :)
     
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  5. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Ancient Guru

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    the bulb could work for years like this.
     
  6. Airbud

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    your bulb is much like my GF...need to warm her up first then all is good!.....:D
     
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    Last question. Also really greatful for answers :)
    So why that bulb dimm/flicker shortly for a moment ( 1-2 sec )only when lights was off few hours? Not worry about this?
     
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    Do you experience out of the body sensation or phenomenon? Or feel time is missing and you cannot recall what had occurred recently?

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    If possible, replace the bulbs with LED bulbs.
     
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    Q: How many gurus does it take to change a lightbulb?

    A: Only one, but the bulb has got to really want to change.

    :D
     
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    How many Germans does it take to change a lightbulb?

    One, we are efficient and have no humor. :p
     
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