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Flicker in recessed lights

Posted by johntee on October 12th, 2002 11:21 PM

Hi folks! Maybe someone can help me figure out how to diagnose the flickering I am getting with my recessed lights. The 2 causes I've heard of are:
-- insulation too close to fixture (less than 3 inches); and
-- bulb exceeding what fixture is rated for.

I don't think either of these are my problem. Is there another explanation I should look for?
One circuit has 4 fixtures, and if I go through and unscrew each of the bulbs in turn, I end up with 3 that seem to cause flickering when they're lit. Only one of the fixtures doesn't cause flickering when it runs (but obviously the room is a heck of a lot darker when only 1 out of 4 bulbs is burning! : )

Could it be a short of some kind?? But I find it hard to believe that 3 out of 4 fixtures have shorts...

Thanks for any suggestions!

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