recessed lights


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Old 06-09-14, 02:11 PM
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recessed lights

I have purchased a home with a fairly new addition in this addition the recessed lights are dim and there is no dimmer sw, a light had been removed in the same room and wires have been individually caped, there are 3 wires white, red and black and a copper ground. could this be the problem?
 
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Old 06-09-14, 02:14 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

It's unusual to wire recessed fixtures in three wire but that in itself should not cause the lights to be dim. Have you tried a known bulb in the fixture to see how it responds ?
 
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Old 06-09-14, 03:04 PM
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the fixture with three wire is not a recessed light it is seperate. There are two sets of strings one with six lights and the other with two both have all lights dim. have tryed replacing bulb the two with new 65W cfl's and they only flicker.
 
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Old 06-09-14, 03:25 PM
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have tryed replacing bulb the two with new 65W cfl's and they only flicker
The fact that they flicker tells me that there might be a dimmer someplace. Look around and try other switches.
 
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Old 06-09-14, 04:40 PM
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The only other way to check the circuit is to put in at least one incandescent bulb and carefully check one of the other sockets for AC voltage.
 
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Have looked for a dimmer could not find one. I will check the voltage in the AM.
 
 

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