My bedside table lamp is plugged into a powerboard and is using a 9.5W Mirabella LED bulb on a 240V circuit - in Australia, i.e. with the Australian plugs.
We can't buy incandescents here as they are banned for environmental carbon emission reduction reasons so for many years I have been using either CFLs and halogens but this is an LED this time.
Over the last few months I have noticed that if I turn out the lamp and then change my mind and need to turn it back on again soon after, the light will be dim for a long time. There is no dimming switch. Also when I then turn it back off again as it is too dim, it will take a few seconds to black out completely.
Is this normal, i.e. I think I have never used LEDs before so haven't noticed this with the CFLs and halgen bulbs, or is this a possible wire fault? I had to clear small dead insects from the holder as they build up from time to time, but it made no difference, and I stupidly touched the pins with my finger to wipe there and gave myself a small electrical shock because I didn't turn the lamp off as it was difficult to do as I was in the dark except for trying to juggle my phone's flashlight to see a bit. Won't make that mistake again!
Should I buy a different bulb and see if it still happens, and if it does, should I replace the power board? Or do you think something more sinister is going on? It only happens if I need to turn it back on soon after turning it off.