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Recessed Can Lights Last Only a Few Months

Our recessed can lights are lasting only a few months while the living room lights have lasted five years.

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Electrical Question: Why do our BR30 recessed lights only last a  few months?

Our recessed kitchen can lights are lasting only a few months while the living room lights have lasted five years. The lights are BR30. The house was built in 2006. I buy the lights from our local hardware store.

This electrical wiring question came from Carl, a Homeowner in Washington.

Additional Comments: First time user, Seems well set up and easy to use.

Carl, Thank You for Visiting Ask-the-Electrician!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Carl.

How to Make Recessed Can Lights Last Longer

Application: Recessed Lights.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the , turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Washington. A permit and inspections may also be required.

Checking the Recessed Can Lights

This electrical wiring project is about recessed lights in the Kitchen of a New Home.

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