LED can lights, wiring wrong?

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  1. mgd1790

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    were you just replacing OLD cans with LED?
    Or
    did you ADD cans to an existing circuit
    OR
    did you add an entire circuit (switch and cans)
     
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    If they are new LEDs, they could be defective.
    Try switching the "bad" ones to another circuit where the LED bulbs are working.
     
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    I would disconnect everything then check for voltage at each wire. Got something crossed.
     
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    Leds only light in one direction. Try switching polarity
     
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    This is not the case for household LED lighting. These have a power supply in them that will likely work just fine reversed.
     
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    I hard wired my leds, and had an issue where they wouldn’t run properly. I had 4 run succession/parallel. Found out one of them was reversed wiring causing all 4 of them to not power on.
    I figured it out going through each one and testing.

    Mine indeed did matter reversing, but I wonder if it’s because 3 was correct and one was backwards I guess that could mess it all up
     

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