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why would there be a delay when turning on lights or after

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why would there be a delay when turning on lights or after light has been on for a while it just shuts off
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Sir Sparks replied 6 years ago.

Sir Sparks :

A Master Electrician here to help. I am a double qualified; USA & UK electrician. Please give me a moment to formulate a reply.

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Is this residential? What type of light and bulb is this?

Sir Sparks :

How long is this delay?

Expert:  Sir Sparks replied 6 years ago.
Please reply here when you are online again.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
this is a reg light bulb in cieling light 60w and i noticed just the other day when i turned outside lights on that they did not come on right away and now even in kitchen there is a delay of about 5 to 10 seconds
Expert:  Sir Sparks replied 6 years ago.
Is this a can light (A recessed light) also called a Pot light?
Is this delay every time it is switched on or just occasionally?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
on is not a resessed light and one is a drop light fron cieling and yes delay is every time
Expert:  Sir Sparks replied 6 years ago.
OK there is a loose connection somewhere and the heat of a circuit starting to pass current is affecting this connection. It is most likely caused by a loose wire nut in a box of one of the lights or switches on this circuit
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
will check this out and get back to u what r the chances that this would effect all the kitchen area
Expert:  Sir Sparks replied 6 years ago.
Very high if they are all on the same circuit.

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