Recessed Lighting


Old 12-10-05, 07:07 AM
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Recessed Lighting

The recessed lighting in my basement is not working properly. When I turn the lights on, one light works and the other five do not. Looking in the ceiling, it appears that the one that is working, which is closest to the light switch, feeds the next light which goes on the the others in a chain. I have looked in the junction boxes for the first two lights and I do not see anything wrong. Do recessed lighting have some type of circuit breaker that may have tripped or anything else that may have interupted the curcuit?
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Old 12-10-05, 07:27 AM
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I would still suspect a connection problem in the first of second light.

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