bathroom ceiling light switch - broken? timer? magic?


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Old 12-26-16, 07:48 AM
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bathroom ceiling light switch - broken? timer? magic?

I'm sorry if that would sound silly.

House build in 2011, two apartments, three switches under same cover - sink, fan, shower.

Shower light always turns off by itself after some time. And than it turns back on after some more time. I think it works like that in both apparments. I've changed one of the bulbs - it still does that.

Is that by design for some reason? Is it broken in a funny way? Is it moisture playing games? Is it some heat-based safery switch? I suspect I miss something here.

I would love to fix it
 
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Old 12-26-16, 08:11 AM
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If it is a recessed light it might be heat due to a faulty thermal protector.
 
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Old 12-26-16, 08:24 AM
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Yes recessed light. thermal protector - is that a separate device in line with the fixture or is it part of the fixture? Do I just replace with similar-looking fixture? Do I convert to an LED light to reduce temperature?
 
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The thermal protector is part of the recessed can. Install a LED lamp to reduce the temperature inside the can.
 
 

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