Dimming lights

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Rmc041714
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Dimming lights

Post by Rmc041714 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:03 pm

I have one ceiling light that will start out bright when turned on, and then immediately dim , sometimes dimming twice. I thought this was due to running an air conditioner on that circuit, but now it’s happening with no air conditioners running as well. Any ideas?

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Aaron
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Re: Dimming lights

Post by Aaron » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:22 pm

Is the light controlled with a dimmer switch? Is the light LED? There is sometimes weird behavior with certain LED lights controlled by certain dimmer switches, usually cheaper or older ones that pre-date LED lighting technology. Most of the higher-quality $15+ dimmer switches work well with modern LED lights, Lutron is a particularly a reliable brand for dimmer switches.

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Re: Dimming lights

Post by Rmc041714 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:31 pm

No dimmer switch just a regular old light fixture. I’m sorry I may have confused people. The light is literally dimming on its own, usually twice.

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Re: Dimming lights

Post by Aaron » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:33 pm

Have you tried another bulb?

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Re: Dimming lights

Post by Shannon » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:42 pm

Are you sure there is not something else on that circuit or even just another larger appliance that keeps cutting in ?
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Re: Dimming lights

Post by Aaron » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:01 pm

That is my suspicion. But in the troubleshooting process it's always good to rule out the easy things first.

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