Re: RCMC # 117 - The Halloween Edition - Make Sure To Leave The Light On!
Originally Posted by Barbaraann
We turned on the lights for the first time last night. The electricity was just completed yesterday. However the track lights just happen to be in a spot where there was an old ceiling fixture before. I believe that this might be one place in the attic where there is old wiring.
However, we were upstairs doing a little bit of celebrating to have lights, and those lights did stay lit the entire time we were up there. In fact, it is those lights that we turned on, so Kathy would see them when she arrived home from work yesterday. She reacted just as we expected. She drove up to the house last night, and was delighted to finally see light upstairs where Sean and her will finally live.
So yes, those lights stayed lit a long time.
This will sound funny, but it'll prove whether it's an installation problem or not.
Turn the track lights on, then one by one, turn on every other light in the house. If one of them causes the track lights to go off, it's most likely a shared neutral. Also, plug something (even a table lamp will do) into various outlets around the house. They could also be involved.
If there are a lot of lights, the starting surge could possibly be the problem, and a dimmer would help, especially if the track light fixtures have transformers in them.