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So, several nights each week, I notice the high pressure sodium light fixture I have hanging on my barn goes out completely, then it comes back on (slowly -like usual warm-up). No, it is not from lightning, this is on a clear night. Anyway, I see last night it is flickering ever so slightly. I had "going out" issues several years ago, and replaced the bulb. I can't say it resolved the problem completely, but after I told my Dad about replacing the bulb, he said his same fixture has the origial bulb after fifteen years. Is this issue the bulb? The ballast? Or the photocell? I have had minor on/off issues forever, which I thought (as stupid as it sounds) was from a moth flying over the photcell and reflecting light into the cell, which thought it was light out, thus shutting off. Anybody been here before? Maybe I should just replace the entire fixture.