September 20, 2009 5:55 PM Subscribe
I had 4 compact fluorescent bulbs (candelabra base) in a ceiling fan that I recently installed and they would flicker terribly until I replaced one with an incandescent bulb and it stopped. The fan is not on a dimmer switch. Any ideas on what is causing this and does it need to be fixed?
posted by tvgraphicsguy to Home & Garden (11 answers total)
We have 5 other fans that are the same model and brand that were installed by an electrician over a year ago and work just fine with cfls. Do you think I need to check the wiring or just return the thing. I don't know if it matters, but the fan and light are on one switch and we use the pull chains to turn the light on and off. I read on the internet about switching one CFL out for a incandescent, which has stopped the flickering but the only explanation for the flickering was a possible dimmer switch (which we do not have). The CFLs are rated for ceiling fans.