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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE FLICKERLLAMP (TM) MODULE

WHAT DOES THE FLICKERLLAMP (TM) MODULE DO?
The FlickerLlamp (TM) module gives a warmth and personality to an incandescent electric lamp that is reminiscent of a live flame. As such, it should be installed in a fixture to enhance that effect. The Glowescent (TM) DecorLite (TM) light bulb manufactured by Westinghouse is particularly effective with the FlickerLlamp (TM). It should be installed in a fixture styled to enhance the effect, with the socket at the bottom so that the flame shape of the bulb is oriented correctly. Another nice effect can be obtained by installing a bug light bulb inside a frosted chimney. The yellow tint of the bulb gives the warmth of a flame and the chimney obscures the shape. Another way to obscure the bulb is to use pebbled glass in the fixture instead of clear glass. The pebbled glass distorts the light in a way that makes the light seem to move about as you move past it.
One thing that should be kept in mind is that a natural flame is not terribly bright. Using a high wattage light bulb will not give the desired effect. A 40 watt bulb will give off enough light to be useful and still have the desired effect. If useful light is not a consideration, a lower wattage may be a better choice.

WHERE DO I INSTALL THE FLICKERLLAMP (TM) MODULE?
The FlickerLlamp (TM) module is small and can be installed almost anywhere. It will fit in a wall box next to the switch, or in the base of a fixture. If used in an outdoor fixture, it must be installed in such a way as not to be exposed directly to precipitation or heavy condensation. Holes are provided on the mounting plate to mount it to a fixture or a box,, however, there is no requirement that it be hard mounted. In any installation, care must be taken that the metal mounting plate not come in contact with live circuit terminals or uninsulated wires.

HOW DO I CONNECT THE FLICKERLLAMP (TM) MODULE TO MY LAMP?
The accompanying instruction sheet depicts the wiring for the FlickerLLamp (TM) module. The optional mode switch that is depicted in the wiring diagram can be used to turn off the FlickerLLamp effect in applications where it may not always be wanted. Wiring should always be done by a qualified person with the power disconnected.

CAN I CONNECT MORE THAN ONE LAMP TO A FLICKERLLAMP (TM) MODULE?
The FlickerLLamp Module is designed to drive a maximum of 200 watts of INCANDESCENT LAMPS ONLY. This could be up to five 40 watts bulbs or eight 25 watt bulbs. Bulbs of differing wattage can be connected to the same module, as long as the total wattage does not exceed 200 watts.
When using the FlickerLlamp (TM) with more than one bulb, the best effect can be achieved by using more than one module so that all of the lamps do not flicker in unison. For example, when installing a row of fixtures along a driveway, two FlickerLlamp modules should be used and the fixtures along the drive wired alternately to the two, such that no two adjacent lamps will be in unison and the eye will see them as being independent. The same is true for wall sconces along a hallway. When wiring multiple bulbs in a chandelier, two to four modules should be used so that the eye cannot pick out the lamps that are flickering in unison.

HOW DOES THE FLICKERLLAMP (TM) AFFECT BULB LIFE?
The FlickerLlamp (TM) has been tested in field trials lasting several years. In one test configuration, the lamps were run continuously day and night. In another test configuration, the lamps were connected to a dusk to dawn sensor switch. In both tests, the bulbs needed to be replaced every 8 to 12 months. This is similar to what might be expected from an incandescent light bulb in a normal application.

WILL THE FLICKERLLAMP (TM) MODULE WEAR OUT?
The FlickerLlamp is an all solid state design, with no filaments, heaters, contacts, or other components that are subject to wear or degradation with use. It is maintenance-free and, if operated within its specified limits, should give years of service.

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