Blinking LED Bulbs
In this post, the Handyguys talk about the differences in light bulbs, specifically LED bulbs. The Handyguys start off this video explaining that compact fluorescents are not the way to go when searching for the right light bulb. Compact fluorescents take a long time to warm up and typically have trouble working with dimmers. They also have mercury in them and are poisonous. Handyguys Brian and Paul suggest that homeowners stay away from compact fluorescents when installing and replacing light bulbs in the house.
On the other hand, the Handyguys think the LEDs are the saving grace. The one used in this video is an instant-on LED, is typically dimmable, and can also fit standard sockets. You can get LED lights in incandescent type of light and white lights like a daylight bulb. They also cost a fraction of the price to run.
One problem that the Handyguys have run into with one brand of LED lights is that they blink on a dimmer unless the dimmer is on full blast. Occasionally, certain brands of LED lights will have a problem with blinking even when on a regular circuit. The Handyguys would like to hear from readers who have had issues with LED lights blinking whether on a regular or a dimming circuit.