I took down an old floodlight that stopped working. Now that the floodlight is down, I think I see why it is not working. If you look at the image below, it looks to me like the seal on the floodlight had broken and was allowing water behind it. We had a heavy thunderstorm last night and the board behind the flood light is pretty saturated. What concerns me the most is the "burn" marks that appear on the electrical "sheath." See this image - am I safe to use the same electrical chord even tho it appears to have burn marks on it? Or should I call an electrician to run me a new line to this location?
(The reason I suggest running a new line, is I have tried to pull the wire to see if I can cut off the burned section and still have enough wire to work with, but when I pull the wire there is no play in it)