Non-lightbulb fixture flickering


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Old 07-27-22, 09:21 AM
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Non-lightbulb fixture flickering

Hello! I have a light fixture in my bathroom that keeps flickering. Turns out thereís no lightbulbs, Iím not sure what kind this fixture is and how to stop it. Sometimes itíll flicker for day, then doesnít turn on at all for a month, then back to flickering. Help? Thank you!!

 
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Old 07-27-22, 09:31 AM
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Hi, thatís an LED fixture, how old is it?
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Old 07-27-22, 09:48 AM
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It could be a loose connection or the fixture is failing. When it doesn't turn on check to see if it is receiving power.
 
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Old 07-27-22, 10:34 AM
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Could be a bad switch or connection anywhere on the line.
 
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Old 07-27-22, 11:01 AM
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I'm not sure how old it is, maybe about 3 years? I recently rented it out.
Any advice on how to fix a loose connection or bad switch?
Thank you so much!!
 
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Old 07-27-22, 11:42 AM
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I doubt its a bad switch or connection. The best to find out is conect a regualar incadescent bulb or use a VOM meter/.
LED ballast or electronics will in fact wear out over time. Not unusaul for a LED ceiling light to fail. I currently have screw in LED bulb that will turn on and off for about a minute before it warms up enough to stay on.
 
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Old 07-27-22, 11:43 AM
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One way is to turn off the breaker for that circuit and re-do each connection. Focus on wire nuts. Usually you can pull or wiggle the wires & nut and if one is loose, redo the connection. If checking the switch back stab connections are a common problem point and it is more reliable to put the wire to the screw connection on the switch.

Or you can test. You will need a multi meter or voltage tester. When the light is not working check for power at the wires right at the fixture. If no power then go to the switch and check for power. Keep going upstream until you find power and check the connections. If the fixture does have power going to it and the light isn't working then replace the fixture.
 
 

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