Added can lights, tripping GFI
Hey, I just added some can lights to my basement. On one switch there were two plain light fixtures that I traded out with two can lights--works fine. On the other side there was one light fixture that I traded out with 5 can lights--doesn't work fine. The first 3 can lights in the 'run' work, but the last two don't. The entire basement is on one 15 amp circuit and when I have all the can lights plugged in and turned on the GFI trips. So I unplugged the 5th light in the run and it still tripped, then I unplugged the 4th light in the run and now it works.
So two of my five on one switch trip the GFI. I don't have light bulbs in each of the can lights--could that be the problem?
Also, is there a certain length of run from switch to lights that I need to stay within? Between the 5 lights I am running about 42-45 feet. Can I change the wiring so that the first, second and third lights are attached and the first fourth and fifth are attached? Would that help?
I figured I would come on here and find out before wasting my time/money adding and removing wires...