My new light keeps going out.

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Old 02-14-11, 05:04 PM
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My new light keeps going out.

Hello everyone,

I have a problem. I put up a new light fixture in my kitchen with two light bulbs. They both go on for about 15 minutes then the same one goes out, it doesn't burn out it just goes out. I shut it off for a few minutes, turn it back on, then 10-15 minutes later it goes out again.

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Old 02-14-11, 05:15 PM
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Welcome to the forums!! You have too large a bulb in the fixture, and it is heating up. The over heating protection is doing it's job. Reduce your bulb size or use a CFL to avoid the nusiance trips of the device.
 
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Old 02-14-11, 06:57 PM
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thank you very much I will be visiting doityourself.com more often
 
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Old 02-17-11, 09:42 PM
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heating up

Is this over heat protection in the bulb or is it in the light fixture? Thanks.
 
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Old 02-17-11, 11:07 PM
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Is this over heat protection in the bulb or is it in the light fixture?
It is a saftey feature incorporated in to recessed light fixtures.
 
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Old 02-18-11, 05:20 AM
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Look right in the top of the can, you will see what appears to be one of those security tabs with two wires going to it. That's it.
 
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Old 02-22-11, 05:56 PM
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you told the first O.P. it was the overheat protection but he doesent have can lights. he has a fixture with two light bulbs. what kind of can has two lights in it?
 
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Old 02-22-11, 06:38 PM
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Good question but he never came back so we can't ask.
 
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Old 02-23-11, 06:17 PM
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I don't have can lights it's a light on the ceiling that has two light bulbs. I put lower watt bulbs in but it still is happening.
 
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Old 02-23-11, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by mlcspinner View Post
I don't have can lights it's a light on the ceiling that has two light bulbs. I put lower watt bulbs in but it still is happening.
The previous fix applied only to can lights. If this is a new fixture I'd suggest returning it. If you don't wish to return it my first suggestion would be to bend the tab in the bottom of the socket up a bit. Turn off the breaker before doing this. If that doesn't help pull the fixtures and redo the connections. If you used the wirenuts that came with the light check if they are real or fake. A lot of the imports have fake wire nuts. Real wirenuts have a spring inside. Replace with real wire nuts if there is no spring inside.
 
 

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