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brtims 01-05-2007 02:27 PM

high hats issue
I have high hats in my kitchen that are 20 years old.
The bulbs keep going out after 3 weeks of installing a new one ( 5 ligths on same wire). Do I need to replace the housing with a new one?
I checked the wiring with an ohmeter and it seems find as well as measuring for 110 when on. all looks well. I installed a dimmer switch on them as well and even under lower amperage they still go out very quickly. any other ideas?

redline 01-05-2007 04:27 PM

what type of bulb are you using?

brtims 01-05-2007 06:53 PM

Your typical high hats lightbuld. They look like small flood lights

jwhite 01-06-2007 06:45 AM

Are the bulbs burning out, or is the thermal overload tripping off?

Next time leave the burnt out bulb in for a while, and see if the light comes back on. Installing the wrong lamp in a can light can cause it to overheat.

brtims 01-15-2007 08:44 AM

The bulbs are out. you can hear the rattling when you shake the bulb.
The opening is a 4" opening and I put a bulb in that fits perfect. Are there specific bulbs for different types of high hats?

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