My bathroom light from time to time goes off after being on for a few minutes then comes back on then goes off again. When I flip the switch for the light nothing happens and I have to wait for the light to come back on. Does anyone have a solution to this? Getting tired of the horror movie lights...
if you have LED bulbs in a globe with no airflow, they can overheat. Many have a thermal shutdown feature that will turn off the LEDs if they get too hot. Once they cool down, the controller allows them to turn on again. This explains why flipping the power does nothing: they are still too hot.
Try a lower wattage bulb, a more expensive bulb, or a decorative tungsten bulb.
Because it comes on when you being, and then turns off, this suggests that the connection between lamp and socket is not good. As it warms up the contacts are separating, then when it cools down they connect again. But if its not the bulb that's loose then it could be the wiring at the bulb socket which is loose. The second is potentially dangerous as arcing might cause a fire.
Try taking the bulb out, cleaning around the threads on the bulb and in socket (-make sure its off please). Then screw the bulb back in until firm.
If that doesn't work then you (or a friend who feels OK about it) can use a small screwdriver to ensure the screw connections on the socket are tight. No chance of electric shock if the switch is off, OK.
If the problem does not go away - sorry IMHO you'll probably need an electrician :(