Recessed Lights-only some work


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Old 10-21-21, 09:07 AM
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Recessed Lights-only some work

Good Afternoon all,
Let me start by saying I am not a professional by any means. I am visiting my mother-in-laws house and her recessed can lights stopped working. There are 4 total lights, wired in parallel (I believe), the first light doesnít work, the second does, and the last two donít work either. They worked for less than a year before those three went out. They are about 2 years old now. I looked at the wires and they all appear to be wired correctly (the same as the working one at least), I manipulated the wires to see if it was a loose wire but there was no change. Any advice?

the lights are Halo65-Watt Equivalent White Round Dimmable Recessed Downlight

Thank you in advance
 
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Old 10-21-21, 09:25 AM
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One thing you did not mention was testing the fixture with a known, working lightbulb. You can also test the lamp socket in the fixture with a meter to see if power is getting that far. Then look for opens, or a break in the circuit. This can be where the wires connect or a bad socket in the fixture. And lastly, many recessed fixtures have thermal protectors that kill power to the socket if it gets too hot, often caused by someone using a bulb of too high a wattage or insulating over a fixture that should remain open to the attic for cooling. These safety devices can fail and would need to be replaced if it's not letting power through to the socket.
 
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Old 10-21-21, 10:13 AM
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These might be the standalone LED units with their own drivers.
Halo 65w equivalent covers a lot of lights.
 
 

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