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Recessed lighting in existing concrete light fixture

I have some light fixtures that are currently used and covered with blind plates in the corners of a concrete ceiling room. I was wonder if there was anyway to convert those existing light boxes to ...
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How do i remove this bulb from my bathroom fixture?

My bathroom fixture has one of these and I can seem to remove it. Any ideas?
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Dimmer switches & LED lights: Lights keep turning up to max and won't stay dim

I'm a tenant in an apartment and we're having strange lighting issues. We have a dimmable light switch panel in our lounge with 2 controls, controlling 4 LED spotlights each. The dimmers make a ...
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What size bulb replaces these in a Harbor Beeze ceiling fan?

My house has several Harbor Breeze ceiling fans. Two bulbs have burned out but I can't seem to find what size bulbs should replace them. Here's a picture of one of the burned bulbs (right) and a ...
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Increasing Range of Night Vision Cameras

Will replacing a regular fluorescent floodlight with and infrared floodlight increase the clarity/range of my night vision cameras? If not, are there other methods to increase clarity/range of my ...
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How to add more lights to my attic

I have 1 light in my attic but its not bright enough for the whole attic so i want to add 4 more lights. the switch is in the downstairs hallway, so all that is in the attic is a electrical wire and ...
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how to hardwire an exterior rope light properly?

Update: As suggested in answer by Ecnerwal, I am changing the question a little bit. Instead of asking what type of rope light this is, I am now asking what would be the proper way to bring this "up ...
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Can I use a rheostat as a potentiometer?

Is it possible to safely use a rheostat as a potentiometer to control an incandescent ceiling light? I have replaced a ceiling fan with a light fixture and would like to use the existing rheostat as a ...
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2 Bulb Chandelier not lighting up anymore

I have a 2 light bulb chandelier that recently stopped working. I thought it may be the bulbs so I put in new bulbs. Still not working. I then tried resetting the electrical breaker. Still not ...
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Splice inside light pole

I am replacing a rotted out light pole in my yard. The underground feeder that runs to the light pole is only long enough to run halfway up the new light pole. Is it acceptable to splice an extra ...
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3 Way Light Switch Issues

I will try to keep this simple. I have two 3 way switches (one in MB-Room and one in D-Room) that control two exterior porch lights that are on the same patio between these two rooms. Several years ...
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Wired new outdoor sconce, won't turn on

I have two outdoor wall sconces, which are rusting and falling apart. I replaced ONE of them so far, and left the other as-is. The old one I replaced, there were two sets of wires coming out of the ...
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Flashing LED down lights

Here's one for the master electricians. I just installed two new LED down lights and noticed this morning that when I turned them on they started flashing on-off at about a 1sec cycle. When I ...
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How do I affix wires to an E27 T210 lamp holder?

I have a E27 T210 connection for a lamp holder, and there are no screws to fix wires into. It is also unclear how they push in. If this a push connection are the wires supposed to be soldered?
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Spotlight hole too big

The spotlight recess is slightly too big on 3 of might lights and therefore the little spotlight ceiling roses/surrounds don't sit flush with the ceiling, they slightly drop down looking messy. Is ...
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What kind of light bulb is this?

The only engraving on the bulb I can see says "NRJ8EE" but Google searching that brings up nothing. Also, if we can't identify the bulb, is anyone able to tell if the fixture would be able to ...
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Can LED strips serve as the main light of a room?

I would like to know if led strips can serve as the main light of a living room (4.5mx3.5m) and if so, what kind of strips and where to put it in the room (along the walls, along the edges of the ...
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Fitting recessed lighting without damaging ceiling

I'm trying to add recessed lighting into my hall. There's currently a pendant light in the middle, which I'll be removing. I then want to add 6 240v (UK) GU10 fittings. There's no insulation in the ...
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How should I wire this 2-way light switch?

I am replacing both of the hallway light switches in my house in the UK, and upon taking off the old switches, I am met with the following cable configuration: Downstairs is a 2-gang switch that ...
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Light fixture won't turn on

With the main breaker on (which reads 120 volts) I'm only reading 98 volts at the light switch, and light will not turn on. FYI the main breaker is 150ft from the light switch. Is 98 volts enough to ...
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Color Temperature, Eye Strain and Headache

I work as a programmer this is the second year where I start to get bad eye strain and headache (together with dizziness) starting in september (this is the season where Autumn starts here). I have ...
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Installing a PIR Motion Detector - Not working because it requires a neutral wire

This is going to make me sound daft but I am new to DIYing and by no means an electrician! But I am trying to install a motion sensor light switch on the ceiling where a pull cord switch used to be. ...
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Staircase light , three wires not four, no red

Ours is an old house. We want to put in some nicer switches. Staircase light is wired to two switch at the top and bottom of the stairs. There is no red wire as seen on many installation diagrams. ...
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Replaced fluorescent tubes and starters - now lights are getting triggered by other light switches. How to identify the cause?

I have two fluorescent tubes in the kitchen. Having been buzzing, flickering and turning themselves off for a while I replaced both the tubes and the respective starters, assuming this would eliminate ...
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How high off the ground can you place LED lighting?

Our ceiling is about 15 feet tall. We'd like to place LED lights on it to light our seating area and room. We're wondering if the lights are too far if the light may be too diffuse by the time it ...
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Is this wiring suitable suitable for 3-way Z-Wave switches?

I'd like to install a Jasco Z-Wave switch (45709) and its add-on switch (45710) in this newish (2004) house, but the wiring instructions do not correspond to what I have behind the current ...
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Is it possible to use LED lamps in ceiling r80 eyeball fittings

I have a pair of eyeball style R80 100w fittings in my kitchen. These are horribly inefficient, so I recently tried replacing one of the bulbs with an 18w LED lamp (a LEDLite branded one from TLC ...
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Builder used same brand for lights and fan in 3 different places [duplicate]

The builder who built my house and a few other houses near me had put in a hampton bay brand light and fan in my master room, my family room, and my neighbors family room. It is not necessarily the ...
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Function of a phase angle adjustment in a light dimmer

I'm setting up a light dimmer an have found a adjustable part for setting the "phase angle of light bulbs". That is a literal translation from German. You can see the adjuster in the picture. My ...
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rewiring a basement light

I have a light switch in my basement that controls three lights how do I make each light come on with its own switch so do I I go from a three way switch to a two way switch on the main switch and ...
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Three sets of lights, turned on together or separately

I have three different lightswitches in my kitchen, and they control three different sets of lights in the room. I would like to control each set separately with a switch for each one, but also be ...
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Back lighted mirror

I would like to know how I could get a mirror like this: Does it need to be custom made If it need to be custom made, by who? Glass store or light store? thanks a lot.
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Lights turn off when dimmer switch is at 100%

I have various dimmer switches around the house. Some of them have an issue that when the lights are at their brightest the lights switch off. When switching the lights on you have to then hold it ...
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Maximum light fixture wattage question

​I'm trying to switch the incandescent light bulbs in my living room to LED ones.​ I've noticed that originally all the light bulbs were 65W 620 lumen. I've bought four LED light bulbs ...
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hooking a timer up to honeywell led outdoor light

how can i set up dusk to dawn outdoor lighting ? I have a Honeywell led outdoor light that I want to hook up to a timer is this possible and if so how
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how to extend electric line for LED table lamp

I have an LED table lamp that I plugged into a regular extension cord, cause the hot/cold outlet is not near enough to the lamp. it worked for a while, but then the LED lites started flickering. Is ...
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What if I can not connect the ground wire of my new light fixture to an old electrical connection?

I am replacing a bathroom medicine cabinet that has a light fixture attached. The old light fixture only had white and black wires. The new light fixture has white, black, and a copper wire. This is a ...
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Question about this DIY light fixture and grounding

http://www.mysimplysimple.com/lighting-diy-office/ I was looking into the above light fixture project, and I noticed that it has no ground wire. Most of the videos I have looked into about replacing ...
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Why would an LED stop flickering when connected in series with an incandescent?

I recently bought some LED replacements for G4 base under cabinet light which has 3 sockets. When I put the first bulb in I noticed it was very dim with a bad flicker. Adding the next two made the ...
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How to loosen glass bulb cover from metal base?

I need to replace one of the lightbulbs in my bathroom's lightbulb fixture. The bulb itself is a halopin bulb that inserts with a metal hook, but its covered by a glass cage/receptacle that should ...
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How should I connect a fixture to this outlet?

I'm replacing a light fixture in my house and am a bit confused about how the old fixture was wired. There are two pairs of wires, 2 black, 2 white and 2 ground. The two black wires were capped off ...
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Does this wiring look normal? If so, how can I connect a porch light to it?

I'm getting ready to (finally) connect a porch light for my outdoor office. The overall wiring looks like this: 1) A sub-panel outside feeds a circuit into the shed: 2) The line goes from the ...
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How many ceiling fans and switches can I put on one breaker [duplicate]

I have a person that wants to wire in four light boxes and four ceiling fans with switches and I need to know if I can run all four of them safely from one breaker and if so what kind of breaker? This ...
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Okay to install “HT” type track lighting without grounding it?

I'm hoping to install some "H" type track for track lighting in my house. I understand the H style is designed for a ground (it has three contacts), but our house doesn't have many grounded outlets or ...
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My Canister ceiling light bulbs, LED 65, BR30 burn out too quickly

Have kitchen canister fixtures. The bulbs 65 watt BR30 Flood, burn out too quickly - one at a time in about 3 months. Ceiling (attic) heavily insulated
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Lighting - Replacing incandescent bulbs

Have "reflecting cone" lighting in ceiling designed for specific wattage incandescent bulbs - Would like to replace with efficient, e.g. LED bulbs - 2 questions - What type bulb would best provide ...
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How do I properly wire this outdoor junction box?

I have an outdoor junction box mounted on a 4x4 wood post containing the wiring for an underwater light in a pond, an underwater light in a spa, and two GFCI outlets. Unfortunately, the box was ...
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How do I make two wall switches work in coordination, wirelessly?

I remodeled my kitchen and added under cabinet lighting. The under the cabinet lights are controlled by a wall switch on one side of the kitchen. The overhead recessed can lights have a switch on ...
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Turning light on turns power to fire alarm off

I have a ceiling fan connected to a two way switch. When I turn the ceiling fan/light on, the power to the hard wired smoke detector is cut off, whereas turning the fan/light off returns power to the ...
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Why would a replacement 3-way light switch cause the other switch to no longer work?

I just attempted to replace an existing three way switch (two switches controlling the same light), with one of these I hooked up the cables in the same way as on the old switch. The new switch ...