Recessed lights, or light fixtures that are installed in a hollow opening in the ceiling, have been very popular for their minimalistic look. They’re also great because you can have so many more in a space.
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However, a common problem is recessed lights turn off by themselves. These light fixtures come with a feature that shuts them off to prevent overheating, since recessed lighting doesn’t allow for a lot of room to breathe. Usually once the fixture has cooled sufficiently, the light comes back on.
If your recessed lights are turning themselves off often, it’s likely there’s a problem. Here are two simple possibilities for what could be causing it:
- A bad match between the light bulb and fixture. Check the compatibility and make sure the wattage is right.
- The ceiling insulation is touching the fixture. Insulation or material touching the light fixture would keep it from being able to regulate the temperature.
However, when investigating these problems, consider turning the lights off and even cutting off the electricity flow first. If the problem isn’t identifiable, please call a professional to repair your lights.
Or, you could consider trying out some new lighting options and replace your recessed lights. Track lighting or a combination of lighting options are great to set the ambiance and control for dark spots.