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user001

07:44AM | 10/10/07
Member Since: 04/20/03
75 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
We had 9 recessed lights in the kitchen ceiling, all controlled by one switch. In a recent remodel (two months ago), we had the electrician separate out four of the lights onto a new switch. Over the last few days, when we switch on these four lights with the new switch, one of the four lights goes out after about a couple of hours. We have turned off the switch whenever that has happened. But when we turn on the switch the next day, all four lights come on, and then this one light again goes out after a couple of hours. What could be the likely cause? I am worried that there is a loose connection somewhere that is arcing or otherwise generating heat and causing a disconnection. Any suggestions as to what to do would be most appreciated. thank you

Billhart

04:10PM | 10/10/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
Can lights have a over tempature safety cutoff.

First check that you have the correct wattage and style of bulbs. When you remove the bulb and sometime also the trim ring there will be a lable that list the different bulbs are are acceptacle. Also note that some time the bulb size depends on which trim ring is used. All of that will be on the lable.

Also if these are non-IC (non insulation contact) and insulation has been push in around it that can cause it to over heat.

If one of those is not the problem then the tempature cutoff is defective and the fixture needs replacing.

user001

05:06AM | 10/11/07
Member Since: 04/20/03
75 lifetime posts
thanks for the reply. I will check the can light labels
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