ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
MRI LED lights dimmer control replacement - wow!
by Potseal. 01/19/18 08:52 PM
VDE 0100 to introduce AFCIs
by sparky. 01/19/18 08:03 PM
Video: Inventor of the GFCI self-testing shocks
by Bill Addiss. 01/17/18 11:11 PM
FPE in Germany
by HotLine1. 01/17/18 07:07 PM
Fujifilm Recalls Power Adapter Wall Plugs
by Admin. 01/16/18 07:04 PM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
SE cable question
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 16 guests, and 13 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Wiring Can Lights #53719
07/03/05 08:12 PM
07/03/05 08:12 PM
H
hypress  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 129
Charleston WV
I am helping a friend wire their house and there is going to be 14+ slope can lights.
My question is can I use the junction box nn the side of the fixtures like a regular J box ? Run a feed to the fixture and run a switcg leg out or is the box just for wiring the fixture. .The fixtures are Lithonia LI6 desigened for 8" joice and there is no access from the top and they are going to be in a sheetrock ceiling. Also whwt do you think about the spring loaded wire connectors Lithonia supplies with the fixtures? Looks like a problem waiting to happen. I think i will use wire nuts instead. Some times neweris nit better. THANKS HYPRESS.

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: Wiring Can Lights #53720
07/03/05 09:29 PM
07/03/05 09:29 PM
L
Larry Fine  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 693
Richmond, VA
I've used plenty of the same cans (30 on one job), and I have had no problems with the push-ins.

Just as with any other recessed fixture, the junction box is accessible through the inside.

Oh, yes, the box can be used for junctions, but not without limit. 8 #12's (9 #14's) is the limit.


Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.
fineelectricco.com
Re: Wiring Can Lights #53721
07/04/05 06:44 AM
07/04/05 06:44 AM
E
Electricmanscott  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
As Larry pointed out you can do this and the wire connectors are fine. Now I have to ask why? Just run the feed to the switch box. The less work you have to overhead on a high ceiling the better. And if you should have a problem could you imagine having to go through 14 recessed fixture j boxes to find the feed. I would probably start a hunt for the person that did it!

Re: Wiring Can Lights #53722
07/04/05 07:23 AM
07/04/05 07:23 AM
H
hypress  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 129
Charleston WV
The lights are on a 3 waw switch and for me the best way to do 3 ways is to feed the fix hot take 2 wire to the 1st switch then 3wire between switches. As far as looking fof the guy who did it I have been there too it seems that no one in this area knows how to wire anymore. Now if I could learn to type and spell life would be grate.

Re: Wiring Can Lights #53723
07/04/05 06:01 PM
07/04/05 06:01 PM
L
Larry Fine  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 693
Richmond, VA
I would like to suggest taking the feed via the white wire to the far 3-way switch, and returning via red and black travelers and then the black return leg.


Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.
fineelectricco.com

Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
HCE727
HCE727
Delaware County, PA, USA
Posts: 186
Joined: November 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 20
sparky 15
Potseal 15
Popular Topics(Views)
243,566 Are you busy
180,366 Re: Forum
170,844 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.017s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.9662 MB (Peak: 1.1038 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-01-20 18:59:16 UTC