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Why Recessed Can Lights Turn On and Off

What is causing our recessed light to go on and off all by itself? How To Fix Recessed Flush Lights that Turn On and Off.

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[ad#block]Electrical Question: What is causing our recessed light to go on and off all by itself?

This recessed lighting question came from: Dan, a Homeowner from Petaluma, California.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your recessed flush light question Dan.

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4 Responses to “Why Recessed Can Lights Turn On and Off”
  1. Oscar says:

    Dave and Dan, that is true, but my situation is somehat different. Some of the low voltage lamps in the same switch turn on and others do not. After a while some will turn off and others will turn on. I think the device has gone haywire….

  2. Dave Rongey says:

    Same thing here too Oscar, Check to see if your neutral wire is good. See the reply to Allan.
    Dave

  3. Chris says:

    Dave, I am experiencing the same problem of a recessed light turning on by itself when the switch is turned off. How can power get to the light if the switch is turned off?
    Chris

  4. Dave Rongey says:

    Chris,
    The light seems to be getting power from somewhere, therefore I would suggest checking to make sure the switch has been wired correctly.
    Dave