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Topic # 242725 11-Nov-2018 17:24
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I have a flickering LED GES type Light in my Dining Room. It is one of three but it flickers and shimmers. I have tried replacing it with a new LED bulb but none of the others will work in the socket. It obvioulsy makes contact as the original bulb works but flickers. I cannot see anything wrong with the socket and bulb screws in firmly.


Any suggestions as to what is wrong or should I call a sparky





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  Reply # 2123615 11-Nov-2018 17:27
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Is it on a dimmer or remote control thing like in a cieling fan? Also I dont think you would have GES lamp in a house.





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  Reply # 2123624 11-Nov-2018 17:43
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No it is not on a dimmer and it is an Edison Screw base why wouldone not have it in a house. It is a pretty common light





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  Reply # 2123626 11-Nov-2018 18:03
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You stated "GES" which is a very large edison screw.  Presumably it's actually a common E27 type - not industrial size "GES".

 

Sounds like the socket is stuffed - or maybe there's a problem with the cable termination at the base of the socket.  You're allowed to DIY fix or replace it if you're competent - otherwise call a sparky.


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  Reply # 2123630 11-Nov-2018 18:19
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Is the light in question on a 2 way or more switching circuit? If so it will be eddy currents. To stop this you need a better lamp or a load correction device installed behind a switch

 

(or a loose/bad connection either at the light fitting, switch, or somewhere along the way if the cable has been joined)




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  Reply # 2123776 11-Nov-2018 22:12
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No there are two lights on this circuit. One works fine the other doesn't. Will get sparkie in as there are couple of other jobs that I want done.
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