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Defiant Timer/LED Bulbs

I installed a defiant indoor digital timer. It operates a fixture with an LED bulb in it.  The timer works as it should, but, the bulb quickly flashes when the timer has it turned off. In addition, the build cycles on and off occasionally when the timer has it turned off.
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Posted 2015-07-26T15:56:55+0000  by kevinmwelch kevinmwelch
 
I would suspect you have the Defiant timer that does not require a neutral.  Those work by letting a small amount of current pass through the timer and on to the light.  That's not a problem with an ordinary incandescent bulb, but causes problems with LED and CFL bulbs.  If you have a neutral in the switch box, then replace the timer with one that does use a neutral.  Otherwise you have to use an incandescent bulb.
Posted 2015-07-27T09:28:00+0000  by Adam444
 
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