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Any number of things. Most recessed light fixtures contain what is called a thermocouplin, at least that's what we call them in the field. This is supposed to cut off the light when the heat from the light exceeds the temperature rating of the fixture. They go bad. Sockets go bad Switches go bad Loose wire connections inside the fixture. Loose wire ...
I cannot see it being able to be done. Theres just not enough wires. Basically whats missing is after you get your switched power to your light you need a path back to the main (source) neutral. Or any neutral really. You do have white wires in the 3 way switch boxed but they are acting as travellers and not neutrals. Sorry for your bum luck. I hate being ...
It's all about the watts, dude! The safety concern surrounding the use of adapters, power boards, and the like is as you mentioned: wattage. Power strip (board) safety 101: Add up the wattage of all loads (in your case, CFLs) plugged into the power strip. Look at the power strip for a wattage rating, and take four-fifths (or 80%) of it as a derating ...
That is a recessed light. That flex whip goes to a junction box mounted on the frame of the light. You need to remove the whole light, after removing the circuit cable from the junction box. DO NOT wire the fan box from that metallic flex whip. What you have looks something like this:
You have two options, get rid of the dimmer or try different LED bulbs. All LED bulbs hiss when on a dimmer, some bulbs hiss much louder that others. A led compatible dimmer will help reduce the amount of hiss but it will never get rid of it. Here is an article that compares a couple of different led bulbs and dimmer switches. It looks at the quality ...
Yes. The more efficient bulb will also produce less heat, so it should be fine. The only concern is that if there is a dimmer you need a dimmable bulb, and if there is a touch switch or other circuit that was powering itself via a trickle current thru the bulb that may not work -- but neither it nor the bulb will be harmed by the experiment, so go for it.
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