Wiring to lights


Old 01-23-08, 03:42 AM
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Wiring to lights

In the sketch below , there are two circuits connected to a breaker in the box. One circuit contains 4 ceiling track lights (shown in the pattern for switch 1) and the other contains 6 ceiling track lights (shown in the pattern for switch 2).
The problem is that when I turned on switch 1 one day, 3 of the 4 lights blew - or so I thought. The light closest to the switch still works, and I tested the other bulbs in it and they work fine. I tested those same bulbs in the other three cans, and they did not work.
As I understand, this wiring was not done when the home was built, but done at a later time. These lights are in a finished basement, and drywall was used for the ceiling instead of removable ceiling tiles.
What can the problem be and what is the best way to fix it?

Switch 1


L2 L3 L4

Switch 2

L1 L2 L3

L4 L5 L6

Thanks in advance...

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Old 01-23-08, 05:28 AM
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A wire has come undone. If you are correct about the wiring then it is at light 1 or light 2. Check the wiring and fix the problem.

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