H7ICAT Halo recessed lights cutting out (overlamp safety feature)

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by Erico, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Erico

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  2. Speedy Petey

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    It is because you are using A-lamps, not reflector lamps. A-lamps give out a tremendous amount of heat all around. Reflector lamps concentrate it downward.
    Also, the trim has a lot to do with it. The actual lamp size and selection is based on the trim, not the can.

    Also, if you do not even have the trims in yet this will affect the thermal sensor.
     
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  4. jwelectric

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    The type trim will play a role in the fixture. Some trims reduce the wattage to as low as 30 watts

    Go Petey Go
    You posted while I was typing
     
  5. Erico

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    Ahhhhh ha! Thanks.

    So much for the "temp" lights.

    Five bucks shot in the a$$. Not the first. Won't be the last.
     
  6. jimbo

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    The lights are cutting out so the house does not catch on fire. The IC means rated for insulation contact, and with that rating , they have a thermal cut-out. If you change to a reflector bulb, you will do better.
     
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    Use 23-26 watt CFLs for temp light. Over 100 watts equivalent.
     
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