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I have a kitchen with 8 low voltage (50W) recessed lights around the perimeter ceiling. They have always burned out quickly, and all have been out for a long time now. Got tired of replacing them every month. They would burn out one by one until they were all out. I think they are on the same circuit as a large kitchen light in the middle of the room - about 8 bulbs in that monstrosity. No dimming - just on/off switch on each end of the kitchen. Today I purchased Ecosmart led bulbs from HD to replace the small bulbs - thought the reduction in heat would mean they would last longer. Plugged them all in, nothing works. The main kitchen light is on, and the tester says each of the low voltage fixtures has power, but the leds are not coming on. What am I missing?
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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 8 months ago
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) Is the wall switch an ON/OFF switch or a dimmer switch?

2) If a dimmer switch, is it rated for LED's and are the LED's listed and rated for the dimmer switch?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It's just on/off.
Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 8 months ago

Thanks for the replies.

1) Do you have a multimeter to confirm voltages at the can light sockets?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I might, but it would take a minute to find it.
Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 8 months ago

No problem, reply back to me when you have a meter and we can continue.

Thanks...........Kevin:)

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Sorry - I found the meter but batteries are dead. I guess I'll need to do this another day.....thanks anyway....
Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 8 months ago

No problem, just reply back to me when you have a meter available and we can continue.

Thanks..........Kevin:)

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 8 months ago

If you have any additional questions, just let me know and I’ll be glad to answer them for you.

Otherwise, don’t forget to rate me before you log Off.

Thanks.................Kevin:)

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