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Old 06-13-2010, 06:53 PM   #1
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My recessed lights turn off and on randomly


What may cause my recessed lights to turn off and on they are wired to a dimmer switch and have been good for 3 years now!! Just today they started to do this!!

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Old 06-13-2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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Dimmer switch maybe going bad
or
Loose wire

Doesn't seem like a heat issue as all cans would not turn on/off

Unless each one is turning off/on at random ?
Any switch in bulbs recently ?



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Old 06-13-2010, 08:26 PM   #3
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Maybe they are overheating. I never played with them myself but I was thinking of putting some in my kitchen and researched them a bit, and I read that some do have an overheat sensor. That would explain why it's random. Do they stay on longer after they've been off for a long time?
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Thanks, i disconnected dimmer tonight will replace tomorrow!
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:58 PM   #5
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A bad attic fan might be one possibility.

We have had instances where the attic fan quit, then the attic got much hotter than previously. The recessed lights started acting up due to overheating.

Replacing the attic fan solved the problem.
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