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The cicuit braker should only trip when there is too much current running through it. Check to see what the braker is rated for (maybe 10 or 15 amps). Then take stock of what equipment is in that circuit (maybe a couple of lights?) and estimate how many amps the circuit should be drawing (maybe two or three). If there aren't a million lights plugged in to this circuit then chances are the light fixture in question is shorting out when you turn it on.

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