Electrical Wiring in the Home/LED bulb flashing

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hi, I live on Long Island. I escaped Sandy ok. we had a blackout for a week but all things considered, we feel blessed. After the blackout, our front light (an LED) keeps flashing, I'd say it's more than flickering. Weird thing is then it stopped. Getting pretty cold here. It's an outside light (covered by a portico but still exposed to elements) but it never flashed before, it's been there for 2 winters already.  Also wanted to ask if you had any recommendation for lighting. our house is so dark! We are thinking of more high hats but bigger ones though we are upset that we will probably have to break the ceiling.  Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Liat,

The flashing could be due to power fluctuations from the storm or it could be defective, or maybe it doesn't like being exposed directly to the elements with out a cover.

Recessed lighting is the best in my opinion so you can add more to your exisitng recessed lighting or install it from scratch in other area's of the house where you may not have it or upgrade to bigger units where you have smaller ones.

Installing recessed lighting in an existing ceiling with minimal damage should be done by a contractor who is experienced in doing this. It takes the right tools and know how to be done cleanly. You want a guy who does residential wiring and a get a recomendation as well.

Bob
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"The Frank Williams School of Electrical Construction". My dear old boss is 100 ! and still going God Bless him. I started working for "Tenafly Electric" right out of high school at 19. He was tough but I learned more working for him in 8 and half years than most guys. We did mostly industrial work while doing some commercial and residential so I was fortunate to be exposed to all 3 areas of electrical construction. The guys I worked with were all good guys and I stay in touch with some of them still. Most of us went into our own buisness's which says something about the caliber of the guys I worked with. We had some interesting clients : Wella Corp. of shampoo fame, Farah Fawcett etc, I didn't buy shampoo for 10 years. It was a great place to work. Pan Am the former airline just before they went under, another great place to work, nice clean environment. C&C Metals, the largest button manufacturer in the US at that time, a not so clean environment but a very interesting place to work, lots of machine's cranking out buttons of all kinds but you had to be on your toes, it was a potentially dangerous place to be . All kinds of action going on around you.

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