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Kichler Lighting, Zen Garden Chandelier 4-Lt 12V, Product 15409 OZ
Yard & Garden
Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor Electric Lighting Equipment (1452)
KICHLER LIGHTING    
Kichler Lighting/ zen garden chandelier
15409 OZ
 
 
Two outdoor Chandeliers (Product 15409 OZ) were supplied by Kichler Lighting with a switch that was wired to short circuit when the switch was closed (i.e., switched into the ON position).

The product had been installed per the directions.

What was Observed:
When power was supplied to the light fixture, the light turned on. When the toggle switch on the chandelier was pulled (to turn the light off), the circuit would short out and pop the circuit breaker.

What was Actually Happening:
1) When power was supplied to the light fixture, the light turned on. (the toggle switch just happened to be in the open position (i.e., OFF position)).
2) When the toggle switch on the chandelier was pulled (to turn the light off), the toggle switch was closed causing a short circuit because the toggle switch was wired in parallel with the lights instead of in series with the lights.
4/9/2011
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
My friend / Neighbor / Co-worker
Male
50 years
No
No
No
I sent Kichler an email describing the problem on April 10, 2010
Yes
N/A

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