Recessed Can Lights Last Only a Few Months
Carl in Washington asks: Our recessed can lights are lasting only a few months while the living room lights have lasted five years.
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 East Wenatchee, Washington.
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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 East Wenatchee, Washington. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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Checking the Recessed Can Lights
This electrical wiring project is about recessed lights in the Kitchen of a New Home.
Reviewing the Electrical Question:
- The recessed kitchen can lights are lasting only a few months while the living room lights have lasted five years. The lights are BR30.
- Carl, from the information you have provided, you should make sure the right type and size lamps have been installed into the recessed lights. If a dimmer switch is being used to control the recessed lights be sure the lamps and dimmer switch are compatible with one another.
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