trouble-shooting under-counter halogen puck lighting


Old 01-08-07, 04:33 PM
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Red face trouble-shooting under-counter halogen puck lighting

We have cheapy halogen puck lights under the kitchen cabinets in the apartment we're renting. They've all gone out at once. I've checked the circuit, and it's live. So, I assume that since all three lights went out at once, it must be an issue with the transformer. Does that make sense?

Now, if that's the case, I don't imagine there's any way to cost-effectively switch out the transformer. It will probably be cheaper to just pull out the whole mess and replace it with something new. Maybe another cheap set of halogens, or a new LED rope of some sort? I hear those are getting better and better.

Thoughts? Anyone?
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Old 01-08-07, 05:47 PM
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For all the lights to go out at once, it sounds as if the transformer may be bad, but check all the wiring to and from the lights, as it takes only one loose wire to mess up the works. I know you checked all the bulbs, and they aren't burned, right?
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This is an apartment. Do nothing. You cannot legally do any work yourself, and you don't want that liability even if you could.
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