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Electricians of /diy/ Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)07:26 UTC+1 No.661523 Report

>switch is in the off position
after some searching I'm assuming there isn't enough load for the switches nightlight to stay on, after swapping the LED bulb for the old halogen they stay on solid

I believe in the past CFLs made the switches flicker too but the bulb didn't flash like this... so do I change switches or some other solution so I can keep using my LED bulb without it dying needlessly?
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)07:31 UTC+1 No.661525 Report

>>661523
Is it a straight old school switch or one with a dimmer or a triac?
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)07:32 UTC+1 No.661526 Report

>>661523
>switches nightlight
Does it have a neon across the switch?
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)07:39 UTC+1 No.661527 Report

>>661525
it's just a two way switch system
>>661526
I.. am not sure, it glows orange but it's the only 'Illuminated Toggle Switch' home depot sells
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)07:43 UTC+1 No.661528 Report

>read other product reviews
>This product CANNOT be used with LED rope lighting. The inadequate construction allows LED rope lighting to continuously draw sufficient current that prevents the switch from illuminating in the OFF position. No LED lighting restrictions are included in the product information. This information was verified by Leviton Technical Support.
blast.
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)08:11 UTC+1 No.661542 Report

>>661528
Give us a good look at this switch.
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)17:55 UTC+1 No.661653 Report

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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)02:10 UTC+1 No.661779 Report

>>661523
haha thats cool op, I know some people have issues with led lights flashing because there is enough power from capacitive coupling in the house wiring.
you can fix it by adding a resistor to dump the stray current but this is exactly the opposite issue.

unfortunately i guess they make them this way to allow 2 way switching.

if it was a two way switch unit used as a one way you could in theory i suppose connect the second position directly to the light in the switch but you would need a proper neutral and not just a switched live.
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