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Old 05-22-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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I do not know a lot about electrical.
I ran Romex from a switch to can1 then to can2 then to can3 then to can4 and the wiring terminated at the 4th can. Now the 4th can light keep burning out.

Was I supposed to complete the loop or something? I am not sure what is occurring. any help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-22-2011, 12:10 PM   #2
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If it goes on and off with the other lights and is normal brightness then you wired it proper. Something else is wrong.

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OK thanks. It does indeed. Maybe there is a problem with the can itself.
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What size bulb are you using?
What type trim on the light?
Bulbs can burn out for some diffenet reasons.
Inside of fixture get to hot make sure bulb being used is correct for fixture and trim.
If you can get them try bulbs rated for 130 volts
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It's a Utilitech 3" Non IC Housing Brushed Steel Recessed Kit. I have a 50w halogen in it.
Here is the housing:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_16616-47842-...d|1&facetInfo=
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It may be the can light itself, generally halogen fixtures have small transformers inside the fixture so it could be a bad transformer causing your light to burn out... also NOTE make sure when your changing a bulb you are not touching it with your bare skin or you will get oil on it causing it to burn out MUCH faster because of hot spots. If your changing the same lamp over and over with your fingers directly on it that could be causing it to burn out faster... two things to look into.
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OK, thanks. Ill check into the transformer. I make sure not to touch halogen bulbs when installing.

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