My bedroom ceiling light ,which is controlled by three wall
switches,is a Philips 100 Watt Low Energy type .The box calls it
"Genie" .It's the kind that has a bulky part just above the bayonet
fitting and looks like four flourescent tubes in "U" shapes .
After I went to bed last night I knocked over a cup of tea and ,using
the wall switch above my bed switched on the light .After cleaning up
the spillage I switched the light off and then saw what I thought was
a lash of lightning but when I looked up I realised it was the ceiling
light flashing .....about once every three seconds or so .I then
switched the light on again but put it off using one of the other wall
switches .Again the light flashed but at a lower intensity. It stopped
after about a half minute or so.
Anyone else experienced this .Do thses lamps hold energy after
switchoff that needs to be dissapated ?. I'm very curious as to why
this happened .
- posted 12 years ago