02:09PM | 09/02/06
Member Since: 09/01/06
1 lifetime posts
Have four can lights in kitchen. The one closest to the switch goes out when it gets hot in the house on hot day but back on when it gets cooler or next day. Turned lights on yesterday. Nothing. None of the

four lights will go on. Not hot, no

lights had gone out eairlier. Wires are tight on switch. Turned circuit breaker off then on. Other lights and appliances still work on that circuit. What's wrong? HELP!




03:14PM | 09/02/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Can lights have builtin thermo limiters.

That will cause a unit to go out if it gets too hot. But it should not do it based on room tempature.

Typically it is caused by using a bulb/trim combination that is approved for use in that can. Look on the inside for the label listing allowed combination.

Or it is possible that the limiter is bad and the can needs to be replaced. Or a bad connection that only affects that one light.

That accounts for the ONE light.

If all of them are out then you have an additonal problem.

Could be a bad switch, a bad connection that feeds the switch, a bad connection that in the at the first can light, or the cable could be bad some place in the wall/ceiling.

"Other lights and appliances still work on that circuit. "

If you are talking about the kitchen small appiiance circuit (the counter top receptacles) there is not suppose to be any lighting on that circuit.

That indicate that probably some shortcuts where taken in wiring the lights.

I could get an electrican to evaluate it.



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