Question about Cooper Lighting Lighted Switch
Is the CFL new? If not then it may be lacking sufficient
gas to keep it ignited. Start by replacing bulb.
Posted on Jan 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You could be getting power from the source in the switch ... does this flickering occur with a non illuminated switch? Have you tried the CFL in other sockets? Have you checked the socket in question for proper polarity? (Hot wire should be broken by the switch and that hot wire should be connected the bottom of the CFL in the socket). Does your switch have a white wire for the neutral connection or are you using the ground wire to illuminate the switch ... or is there a different lind of light in the switch and/or do you know?
Normally ... let me say again ... normally, (in a traditional sense) an illuminated switch should have a neutral connection, a ground lug and the expected 'in' and 'out' for the switch leg. Normally, I would expect the switch leg to use a black from the power source (normally found in the box where the socket is mounted) and a white from the 'off' side of the switch to the socket.
I tried to draw you a diagram ... but it didnt work out and you probably already get the picture.
If everything checks out ... and it still flickers, replace the switch with a non-illuminated switch or use a incadescent light until they are no longer available.
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Posted on Jun 21, 2010
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