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Electrical Question: I installed a small accent flood light connecting it to a dropped ceiling recessed light. The new light fixture’s housing gets fairly hot when in use. I double checked all the wiring and it looks OK. Any suggestions?

Background: Jess, a Homeowner from Cincinnati Ohio

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Jess.

How to Make Sure a Light Bulb is Safe for Your Light Fixture

Each year thousands of homes go up in smoke, and many of them could have been prevented if basic safety labels were taken seriously.

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If you don’t take your labels seriously, then at least make sure smoke detectors are installed and working.

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