Hi: I have a 14 foot cathedral ceiling with recessed lighting fixtures.
This house is about 18 years old and the fixtures, as far as I know, are
original. Other than replacing the bulbs when needed, I know nothing about
these fixtures other than:
They are inside the ceiling and have roughly a coffee-can shape and size.
They are trimmed out with a white metal circular band.
They take standard spot/flood type bulbs (we use 60 watt).
One of these fixtures is not working. The others on that circuit do work.
I have tried a couple different new bulbs in it so am fairly confident it's
the fixture or wiring connections, not the wall switch, circuit or bulb.
With a normal ceiling fixture, I'd just remove the fixture, check and re-do
connections, and check the voltage with my multi-meter if there wasn't an
obvious connection issue.
With these fixtures, I have no idea how to remove them. Since they are a
tall ladder climb, I'd like some vague idea how to remove it to get at the
wiring to test connections and current.
Can someone give me some basic guidance as to how these recessed type lights
are removed- I didn't see any obvious clues when I was up there.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.