How do I know if kitchen recessed lighting is low voltage?


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Old 10-23-16, 09:02 AM
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How do I know if kitchen recessed lighting is low voltage?

Recently moved into a house with recessed kitchen lighting. It has 6 cans, 3 are controlled by one dimmer switch and 3 by another. They use 65W incandescent flood bulbs. The lights have been flickering lately and it seems to be the dimmer so I want to replace them. They are a no-name brand. Have been reading about buying a dimmer - how do I know if the lights are low voltage or line? Thank you.
 
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Old 10-23-16, 10:54 AM
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Most likely line voltage. To confirm, check the bulbs; they will usually have voltage printed on them.
 
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Old 10-23-16, 12:49 PM
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Good point - the bulbs are standard incandescent so line voltage. Thank you.
 
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Old 10-23-16, 08:21 PM
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the bulbs are standard incandescent so line voltage
There are low voltage incandescent bulbs available. However, I do suspect they are line voltage. To be sure look at the bulb. It will say either 120-130 volt (line voltage) or 12 volts (low voltage)
 
 

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