Recessed lighting on then off then on, ect...

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Old 05-23-14, 12:59 PM
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Recessed lighting on then off then on, ect...

So we have lived in the house for about 5 years and last night the recessed lighting downstairs, 4 recessed lights, decided to start cycling from on to off continually. Plan to go to Lowes as well, but wanted to get any ideas from the group of experts. Thanks.
 
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Old 05-23-14, 01:14 PM
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Not a common problem. Sometimes the thermal protection switch will trip in a can due to high heat but all four wouldn't blink at the same time.

Are there just those four lights on a switch or dimmer ?
If yes... then possibly a bad switch or dimmer.
 
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What bulbs are in those lights? Certain bulbs can't be on a dimmer. Was one of the bulbs replaced recently?
 
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Old 05-24-14, 04:49 AM
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Recessed lighting

Thanks for the responses. Yes it is a dimmer, the switch also controls a fan and that is working fine. Bulbs have not been replaced recently. Probably an hour or two prior to them starting to cycle on and off, I had heard a noise that seemed to be coming from the one light, maybe that one has a bad switch?
 
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I don't think that a fan is supposed to have a dimmer switch.
 
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Old 05-24-14, 11:19 AM
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had heard a noise that seemed to be coming from the one light, maybe that one has a bad switch?
The heat safety switch only controls the can it's installed in. Possibly you heard the sound of a loose connection ?
 
 

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