GE Switches not turning on all lights


(ash) #1

I recently purchased a GE switch. I hooked it up with to control my patio lights which is 4 lights together. the zwave switch turns on 3 of the 4 lights. the last one never turns on. Also, i see a small flicker in the bulb that is no on. looks like there is charge trickling in but does not provide full power.

Can someone advise waht to do?


(Tim Slagle) #2

Dimmer or On/Off switch?


#3

Are these lights incandescents? CFLs? Or LEDs?

And which model switch?


(ash) #4

its the GE ON/OFF switch. The bulbs are CFL i believe.


#5

Exactly which model GE switch, there are several with different engineering.


(ash) #6

GE12722 on/off switch.


(ash) #7

the interesting part is, it 3 lights out of the 4 turn on. only one does not work. initially i thought it was the bulb, and replaced it. But it turns out it was not the bulb. there seems to be no power for the 4th light.


#8

OK, there are several reasons this can happen.

Did you have the same bulbs working with the previous light switch, or are the bulbs new as well?


(ash) #9

these are the same bulbs before i replaced the switch… the previous switch was just a regular paddle switch.

I think 3 bulbs are incandescent and 1 is CFL. Do you think that would make a difference?


(Barry) #10

Try it with 4 incandescents, and see for yourself if it makes a difference. Let us know…