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04:21PM | 09/09/00
Member Since: 09/08/00
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Bvelectrical
We just installed some recessed lighting. We had quite a few--9 on the same switch. When we turned on the lights, they all came on, but after about 10 min, they started blinking out one by one. We thought they were blowing out, but after a couple of minutes they came back on one at a time. Any ideas on what is going on with them or how to fix it?

ElectrcBil

06:51AM | 09/10/00
Member Since: 07/21/00
76 lifetime posts
Your recessed lights are thermally protected. This means they have an automatic switch inside them that is heat sensitive. Try using a lower wattage lamp. Make sure the insulation in the attic is not right up on top of the fixture, unless it is rated for such installation, Even then sometimes pulling the isulation back will help dissipate heat.

[This message has been edited by ElectrcBil (edited September 10, 2000).]

Remodle forever

09:47AM | 09/10/00
Member Since: 09/08/00
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Thank You. The recessed lights we installed were rated for 75 to 100 watt bulbs. We put different wattages ranging form 60 to 100 to see what kind of light we wanted and the 100 watts were the ones that blinked the most. However, even the 60 watt bulbs after awhile started blinking. We haven't installed the baffles yet. Would that make a difference in thier performance?
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