Originally Posted by dougrus
I had a recessed light burn out today on that chain of lights. Is this something I should be concerned about or is it just coincidence? In other words is there something dangerous that could have caused the dimmer to go? I am going to replace the dimmer this evening.
I doubt there is anything else wrong. You could verify the connections at the fixture where the bulb burnt out to make sure they look good and the connections are well made, but I really don't think it was anything other than a coincidence.
When you replace the dimmer switch, make sure the wire looks good. If there was some kind of short or dimmer problem that was that severe, I think you would have seen problems with the other fixtures and problems with the light level.
I think it will likely all work fine with a new bulb and the new dimmer installed.