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Old 06-01-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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I installed some potlights/recessed lights in my house. I installed the potlight with the insulated metal box in the attic. After having the potlight on for a couple of minutes, one of the potlights turn off.

Is it because their's too much insulation around the insulated box?
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Are those IC rated (direct contact with insulation)?

Using too large a bulb can cause the symptoms you described.
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Their non IC, the bulbs came in the kit(6 lights with 6 bulbs). I bought the insulated box made for those potlights.
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i've seen the cheaper lights(gu10's in particular) that come the sixpack like that for $50 bucks or so flicker alot. The lights aren't built to dissapate the heat that well and the little hologens throw alot of heat. The temperature switches will kick in alot especially in an attic when it's warm outside.
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What type/wattage of bulbs are you using ?
Might try using CFL's to cut down on heat



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thanks for the responses, it turns out the brand new GU10 bulb already blew, so i put a new bulb in their and it works.

Im happy it wasnt a overheating problem. Buying cheap bulbs gives cheap results.
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What type/wattage of bulbs are you using ?
Might try using CFL's to cut down on heat

What are CFL's? so i can know for future reference.
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What are CFL's? so i can know for future reference.
CFL = Compact Flourescent Light (usually seen as the twisty curly bulbs)
Only uses ~11w for a GU10 - Halogen uses 50w I think ?
So you save on electric use & less heat






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and that bulb is actually the size of a regular GU10 and would fit in the socket? I never seen those, would be nice to install those to save energy

Does homedepot sell that? I dont think ive ever seen that at home depot.
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Home Depot here in Canada also sells a Phillips LED version 7watts - but it's about $30.
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