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exile

11:27PM | 11/29/02
Member Since: 11/29/02
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I'm a newbie to electrical work so here goes my situation. i just replaced a ceiling light fixture with a low voltage halogen mini-pendant light. When I first started using the light it worked fine. But now, after a couple of days, I'm getting a flickering of the light. Every 10-30 secounds the light turns completely off for a second and then turns back on.

in the wiring process, I removed the ground wire from the light fixture because my home is an old san francisco victorian and neither the ceilng junction box nor the wall switch box had any obvious place to hook a ground to. The wiring in our home seems about 50 years old at least.
i also replaced the dimmer switch with a high quality lutron dimmer. That too had a ground wire but I just capped it.

Any ideas as to how i can find the cause of the flickering?

Joe Tedesco

12:24PM | 12/23/02
Member Since: 07/27/02
140 lifetime posts
Ring out and troubleshoot the entire circuit and look for loose connections.

electricmanscott

12:44AM | 12/24/02
Member Since: 11/05/01
98 lifetime posts
I would check the dimmer. Make sure it is compatible with the fixture. Magnetic or electronic low voltage fixtures require special dimmers. I have seen strange things happen when combing incompatible dimmers and fixtures.
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