Ceiling Fan Fixture Flashing On and Off


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Why Your Ceiling Fan Lights are Flashing On and Off: When I turn on my ceiling fan the light fixture keeps flashing on and off, as if I am turning a dimmer switch high then low.


Ceiling Fan Lights Flash On and Off


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Electrical Question: Why do my ceiling fan lights flashing on and off?

  • When I turn on my ceiling fan the light fixture keeps flashing on and off, as if I am turning a dimmer switch high then low.
  • I changed the dimmer switch with a lighted single pole switch 15A 120V, but the problem remains the same.

This electrical question came from: Edward, a Homeowner from Fords, New Jersey.
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Dave the Electrician’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Edward.

Why Ceiling Fan Lights are Flashing On and Off

  • This problem is most likely due to installing lights that are too high in wattage.
  • The only way to fix the issue is to install the right size bulbs as specified by the ceiling fan manual.
  • The national efficiency code standards now requires all ceiling fan manufactures to install limiters in new ceiling fans.
  • It basically cuts of power when too much wattage is drawn through the fixture.

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