Ceiling light stopped working
Asked Dec 31, 2005, 09:51 AM
Last night I turned on the ceiling light in the hallway and it made a popping noise, with a small blue flash at the light, exactly like when a light bulb has just burned out. There are three bulbs in the light fixture and after that none would come on. I changed all three bulbs and the light does not work. I put the original bulbs in another light to test them, and they all work, so obviously the sound and light flash I saw was not a bulb burning out. I believe it is a Hampton Bay fixture. It's decorative with palm trees and an ocean scene and was fairly expensive. I'm a single homeowner and don't know if I need an electrician due to an electrical problem, a handy man to install a new light fixture, could it be a faulty dimmer switch? Any suggestions? Thanks.
Helen in Tarpon Springs, Florida