||04-07-2008 08:13 PM
Installing Pot Lights - 12AWG and 14/2 wire ... help!
eeeck ... looking for some help please!
I'm working on finishing my basement ... hired an electrician to come and pre-wire for potlights before I drywalled my ceiling.
went out and bought about 8 boxes of 6 potlights on clearance (no returns).
now here's the problem ... I know the electrician wired the pot lights with 14/2 Romex wire ... but when looking at the pot lights I have, I noticed the installation warning says ... "Maximum 4 12AWG connections" - label on the gang box that comes with it.
before I bring the electrician back to install the pot lights, did I buy the wrong lights? or did I have him wire with the wrong wire? I assume the 14/2 is 2x 14AWG wires ... but if anyone can assist / provide some advice, please let me know.