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depdog101

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??

Billhart

04:32PM | 01/08/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 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.

dodge1999

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.

depdog101

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


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