For some Compact Florescent light bulbs, I am finding that not every X10 appliance module work correctly. It seems to be the 2-prong modules that have this problem. But it is not every module with every CF bulb that I'm using.
The problem seems to be that they do not turn off and completely stay off. After the relay "goes click" the CF lamp turns off but then begins to blink dimly. And the relay sometimes turns itself back on. At other times this dim bl;inking continues "forever".
Is there a difference in the way 2-prong and 3-prong X10 appliance modules are designed that would be expected to cause this?
Since the neutral is not for current handling, the only dif I can see it making is perhaps better filtering in the 3-prong modules. I find it hard to imagine that the module's residual or baseline current to run itself is enough to power anything in the CF lamp.
And this is a bit of a problem in my old house where not all the wiring has been or will be replaced anytime soon with grounded romex. That particularly applies to the lighting circuits where ceiling fixture rewiring can be a very destructive process. My intent has been to switch over entirely to CF light bulbs and implement X10 for lights control.
btw I read the articles I found on X10 & CF bulbs. But if I missed the relevant paragraph, please give me the link.