That's the kind of attitude that will get ya killed or seriously injured. In
the USA, more people are killed by 120 volts than the combined deaths from ALL
the other voltages. _Best_ treat that 120 volts with some respect.
this is kind of like the 'most accidents happen at home' statistic. you
spend most of your time there so of course you have more accidents at home.
if you could somehow factor out time, im sure 120 is much safer than higher
which still doesnt mean you shouldnt take percautions.
My guess is that you connected the black wire from the fixtures to the black
wires in the ceiling boxes. The red wires in the ceiling boxes are probably
the switch leg and should be connected to the black wire of each fixture.
You may be able to confirm this by opening up the switch and take note of
the color of the wires on it. If you see a red and a black on the switch,
connect the fixtures to the red and white in each ceiling box.
I had the same problem once, drove me nuts trying to figure it out. It
turned out that the dimmer switch I installed at the same time as the
fixture, was faulty, and never cut the current, so the lights always stayed
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