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Outside light turns off on its own


I have a high pressure sodium light on my garage that turns off at times,it will also go out when I turn on the compressor but it comes right back on.  Would it be cheaper to replace it or could there be a problem with fluctuation of power into the house or  a problem with the light.  Jeff

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Probably just the bulb needs replacing.  When they get "weak", they require a bit more voltage from the ballast to keep the lamp lit, and any fluctuations or "dips" will cause it to go out, until it cools a little, then it will re-light.  Second problem could be the ballast; then it become s question of whether it would be cheaper to replace the ballast, or just get a whole new light.

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Still have not fixed it but need to do so soon since I miss having the front of the garage lighted up,I am going to try a bulb first and go from there.

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My yard light, which I get to rent from the electric company for $12/month, goes on and off when it gets windy....I am not what sort of light it is, has an orange tint to it.

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My high pressure sodium light puts off a orange tint so yours must be the same,I think most other lights put out a white tint.  Its probably a loose wire since it cuts off when windy.

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I have a ghost...but he doesn't turn my lights off...just turns the TV on.

Maybe you have the same issue?

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Put a new bulb in about a half hour ago and so far it has not cut off so I hope thats all it is,of all the lights I had I never had a bulb act this way as they just went out.

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Don't discount the ghost theory.


Out of curiousity, you should put the old bulb in another socket somewhere and see if you get the same result.

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I should of put a new bulb in a couple years ago when it first started acting up,I thought the bulb would just go out like all others and its been on for a couple hours with no problems.

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