Fixing my old house up to put on the market. Had it rewired a couple yrs ago. This light fixture is above my kitchen sink.Keeps tripping out when turned on. I can't find square recessed lighting to save my life! Can I just have the socket replaced or do I need a new light fixture all together? Obviously not a square recessed one. I would like to update the look of the light if possible without putting too much money or work into it.
This looks like a box for incandescent/CFL lighting that is not rated for insulation contact (IC).
It might not be easy/cheap to replace it. Even if it's a socket you might find it hard to find a replacement part. You will need to pay with either time (DIY) or money to fix it. I doubt contractors will be interested in repair of such a thing, too time-consuming for them and you are unwilling to pay "too much money". Where I live an electrician visits starts from $200
For the same money consider hiring a handyman to do remove the box, add some framing to support a new drywall patch, patch the seam, match-paint, paint the ceiling, cut a round hole and install an IC rated can like this. [ That would probably also cost you about $200