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Kitchen counter lights turn off after a few mins sometimes

Kitchen counter lights turn off after a few mins sometimes


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Old 11-06-17, 06:29 AM
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Kitchen counter lights turn off after a few mins sometimes

I have some kitchen counter lights installed on the underside of wood cupboards.
they are controlled by a wall switch but sometimes they turn off after a few mins. I have to turn the switch off and back on for them to work. They stay on longer sometimes.
Halogen bulbs. Is there possibly an overheating sensor turning them off?
 
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Old 11-06-17, 06:41 AM
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An overtemp sensor would be my first guess.
 
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Old 11-06-17, 06:42 AM
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Better to replace them all with LED?
 
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Old 11-06-17, 06:43 AM
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Either it's overheating &/or a loose wire.
 
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Old 11-06-17, 11:23 AM
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You have a thermal couple going bad. Change the lights to LED.
 
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Old 11-06-17, 12:44 PM
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I used to have halogen under cabinet lights. The intense heat eventually broke down the sockets and they would intermittently start and stop working. I got tired of replacing the pucks when they got flakey so I switched over to a continuous LED tape strip. The light is much more even and it uses 1/4 the power.
 
 

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