02:31PM | 01/08/07
Member Since: 01/07/07
2 lifetime posts
I have several lights in my home that will shut off and come on all by themselves.. one fixture has three bulbs and only one will go off at a time.. It is getting to be a real bother.. any ideas??


04:32PM | 01/08/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
It sounds like you have a bad connection in the socket.

Sometimes it is just the center contact. With the BREAKER OFF (the switches are sometimes miswired) bend the center contact out the socket so that it sticks out more.

Other wise the problem is in the socket or wires. Sometimes the sockets can be replaces Or the fixture needs to be replaced.


05:57PM | 01/08/07
Member Since: 01/06/07
1 lifetime posts
Depending on the type of fixture you have, Most recessed lights have a thermal switch in the can. They get hot, they shutoff. They cool down, they come back on. For the three bulb fixture, It sounds like you may be saying that differnet light bulbs go out at different times on the same lamp?. I would shut off your breaker and drop the fixture and check your hot and commons to make sure they are securely connected.


08:51AM | 01/17/07
Member Since: 01/07/07
2 lifetime posts
thanks guys.. i,m gunna try both solutions this w/e..


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Your home’s exterior is the first—and last—impression to anyone who drops by. Make it memorable with a spotlessly clean lo... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon