I've just noticed that the little red light on the cooker wall switch is
flickering. I'm sure it didn't used to do this. The switch itself is only
about 2 year old (although prior to today, I don't think it's ever been
Is is a sign of something bad, or is it simply (as I hope), that the light
in the switch itself has had enough? Should I just change the switch (maybe
for one without a light if it's going to be on 24/7?).
On 11 Jul 2003 09:51:27 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Huge) wrote:
Got a neon in an all metal mains extension block (ex dexion racking
I'd guess! Says optima on it) This neon has been flickering on it's
way out for about ten years now! Maybe it's just slow to make up it's
No smell, no heat, no noise, no radio interference, it just flickers.
If you say you don't think it's ever been off, then it'll just be tired
little neon lamp. The neon lamp on a 240 Vac switch is just an arc of
electricity between two electrodes which makes the neon gas glow. If it's
been on all this time, 2 years, it will flicker more because the arc is
running up and down the length of the electrodes and not crossing at the
shortest path. It is the same principle of flicker flame candle effect
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