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iwiner

06:37PM | 02/09/03
Member Since: 02/08/03
3 lifetime posts
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I spent this afternoon wiring part of my basemnt for recessed lighting. I ran a new switch from an existing junction box and then wired three new construction cans per instructions. When I later went to try out these new lights, no light! I checked to make sure that current is flowing when I flip the switch-- it is, and I checked the can closest to the switch to see if it was wired properly-- it was... So, I really don't understand why these lights are not working!!
Please Help!!!

Thanks

rpxlpx

08:40AM | 02/10/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
Did you put bulbs in the cans? (just kidding)
Do you have a volt meter? If so, check the actual light bulb socket in the can to see if it's hot. Some cans have a push-in connector at the metal box part of the can. Do you have those and are they pushed in?
If there is power to the can, the can is wired properly, and there's power to the socket... nothing left but the bulb.

iwiner

02:06AM | 02/11/03
Member Since: 02/08/03
3 lifetime posts
seems like the socket is indeed hot ~110 volts coming through on the volt meter... still not light, the bulbs themselves have a resistance over 20 ohms... i truly am stumped about this...

rpxlpx

03:49AM | 02/11/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
If the socket is hot, then the bulbs are simply not making contact. Try another mfr.'s bulb.

leebab

06:29PM | 04/04/03
Member Since: 03/30/03
2 lifetime posts
How are you checking to see if the power is on at the lights? I.e., are you grounding your voltmeter to a ground or neutral that your lightbulbs are not in continuity with? What I'm wondering is if your light circuit is hooked up to an adequate neutral. You could have power available at the sockets, but no neutral to ground the circuit and cause the lights to come on.
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