What is the problem with this recessed light in my ceiling?


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Old 02-20-19, 10:12 PM
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What is the problem with this recessed light in my ceiling?

See video link below. Itís not the light bulb. No other lights flicker in the house. I pulled down the can and donít see any loose wires. Pulled on the wires and doesnít seem to be it. Is this dangerous aside from being annoying? Thinking I need to replace the whole fixture.

https://youtu.be/INeU2vziqtE

 
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Old 02-20-19, 10:25 PM
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Many recessed fixtures have a safety thermostat attached to the inside of the can that shuts the light off if the can gets too hot. Either the can is running too hot or that sensor is going bad.

To confirm the problem you can try a smaller wattage bulb in there for a few days and see if it responds the same.
 
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Old 02-21-19, 08:45 AM
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thanks PJMax - I'll give that a try.
 
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Old 02-21-19, 08:50 AM
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PS - I am using an LED bulb so wouldnt think it gets hot. But maybe its causing the can to get hot. I'll try a lower wattage incandescent bulb.
 
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Heat is the bain of LED bulbs powered with 120 vac. The conversion of ac to dc results in much heat. To prevent the heat from burning your fingers, the bulb has a ceramic coating covering the area of high heat. In my opinion, LED bulbs for lighting have many problems to solve.
 
 

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