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Old 10-17-2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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Recessed lighting wiring?

I want to replace two 8 x 8 inch square recessed lights in the family room. The wiring appears to be 2 wires with a cloth insulation. I am not familiar with this type of wiring. Can I connect a new recessed kit with these wires?

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Old 10-17-2006, 01:01 PM   #2
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Recessed lighting wiring?

the 2 wires you saw could be of a couple of cases... but in theory, recess light device just have 3 small wires to hoop up, a hot, a neutral and a ground, you can definitely replace the device with a new one, just make sure you connect it as exact same way as before... to avoid problem... you need to triple marks the wires before disconnecting in case you forget the configuration and damage your circuit when connecting them incorrectly afterward... and make sure you shut off the main panel before doing anything... shutting off the switch is not always good enough in two wires situation.... shut off at main panel will guarantee no electric shock...

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Old 10-17-2006, 02:21 PM   #3
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Recessed lighting wiring?

Thanks for the info.

I wanted to put in a better 8x8 as a easy fix, but there don't seem to be any quality 8x8s out there. I guess I will have to go with something along the lines of a 6" round and fill in around the gap and repaint the ceiling.
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