Hi All, Just had a new ceiling light put up yesterday (a 3 bulb directional spotlight) which uses R80 60W bulbs. The lights in my apartment turn off after about 5 minutes and then turns back on after about 2 minutes. This continues to happen. Anonymous. When you have replaced the bulb and are still left in the dark, you will need to locate the source of the problem. Most of the time, when I am dealing with electronics that suddenly stop working after certain period of time and then working again after inactivity for some other time, it is caused by temperature. We have had a LED light in the family room for several months now. If they do, there may be a problem with the power supply coming into the house. Again, when they do go, only 1 light stays on. 7 Answers. Answer Save. So we bought new light to replace that bad one. At this point, the light kit would stop working, first for a few hours, then longer, and then not at all. Relevance. Any answers? Bedroom 1: After a while 3 of the 6 lights would turn off then come back on every now and then. Ceiling fan light turning off by itself. I flip the switch twice and it comes back on, only to shut off again after a few minutes. A few days ago, one of the light kept go off after few minutes. In the ceiling was a really thick white wire and a red wire. Bedroom 2: Same problem. We turn on the LED light and after a while it turns off and then goes back on and then a little while later off and on again. The time between turning off and on varies. I am looking to turn on a light when a door is opened based on a contact switch and then turning off after x amount of minutes regardless if the door is open or not. We've had no problem for months (this is a new house) and today, all of a sudden, the light just shuts off. Turn off the breaker that controls the original flickering ceiling light and note if any lights that are still on continue to flicker. 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