Light bulb flicker when turning on after long time off.

mgty23

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Hello. I have question. I dont know if i have faulty wiring,bad installation or its bulb. When i have lights off long time and turn on lightning ( bulb halogen ) , there is a for 2-3 second bulb dimm/flicker and its normal. Happens only when lightning is off long time and i turn on.

When i turn off lights and turn on again its fine. That flicker/dimm happens only when lights are off long time. That happens for example if i have lights off 2-3 hours and turn on. Thx
 

jmilcher

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Hello. I have question. I dont know if i have faulty wiring,bad installation or its bulb. When i have lights off long time and turn on lightning ( bulb halogen ) , there is a for 2-3 second bulb dimm/flicker and its normal. Happens only when lightning is off long time and i turn on.

When i turn off lights and turn on again its fine. That flicker/dimm happens only when lights are off long time. That happens for example if i have lights off 2-3 hours and turn on. Thx
Depends on the actual bulb type and wattage.
Large halogen bulbs require a beefy power supply and the bulb itself takes a few seconds to warm up. Also voltage and environmental temperature play a role. The initial power draw amperage for a halogen can be very high.
 

toast0

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If you've got it on a dimmer, it could be the dimmer warming up too. Not that you should mix florescent bulbs with dimmers. Florescents also take longer to start when it's colder, and it's colder everywhere in the US this week.
 
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