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Ceiling Fan Fixture Flashing On and Off


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

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.


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.

  • 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, NJ

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Edward.

Ceiling Fan Lights 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 government 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.

 

The Following links will assist you with your Ceiling Fan Lights

How to Install Ceiling Fans and Wiring

Step-by-step pictures – Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide – Light and fan switch variations.

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How to Install Ceiling Fans
Take the mystery out of ceiling fan wiring. Ceiling Fans are a great way to lower your energy bill and brighten up one of your favorite rooms.

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3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring Diagram
Fully explained 3 way dimmer switch wiring diagram will take the mystery out of wiring a 3-way dimmer switch.


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