IKEA Barometer 5-light ceiling fixture...issue with two installed together!


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Old 12-28-14, 02:09 PM
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IKEA Barometer 5-light ceiling fixture...issue with two installed together!

have been using an IKEA Barometer 5-light ceiling fixture for a while in a closet...it was not enough light, so we bought another one and i installed it in chain with the existing one...all tied to a single switch. Since adding the second fixture, the lights are all VERY dim and i can't seem to figure out why...they all use 35 watt halogen bulbs...i have tried two different switches, one rated for up to 600 watts and one to 900...same issue with both.

Is it the wiring? I wired them like you would any standard light chain from a single switch...it seems like they just arent getting enough power...Any help is greatly appreciated!
 
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Old 12-28-14, 02:29 PM
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I wired them like you would any standard light chain from a single switch..
What do you mean by like you would any standard light? Sounds like you wired them in series instead of parallel. Does power come in at the first light or the switch? What color are the wires on the switch?
 
 

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