Why CFL Lamps Flicker in Motion Lights
Why do my CFL lights flicker when controlled by a motion sensor? How to Prevent Security and Motions Lights from Flickering.
Electrical Question: Why do my CFL lights flicker when controlled by a motion sensor switch when it is in the auto mode?
I changed the lights back to incandescent and everything seems to work properly.
This electrical question came from: Bob in Canada.
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Thanks for your electrical question Bob.
How to Prevent Security Lights from Flickering
Problems With CFL Lamps in Motion Sensor Fixtures
- Some CFL lamps will not work with motion sensor light fixtures, and because of the high number of times the light fixture may turn on and off it will shorten the life of a fluorescent lamps anyway.
- It is best to use incandescent lamps with motion sensor light fixtures.
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