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Typically, LED lights are Diodes which are sensitive to polarity (+ vs -) you can blow them if you connect incorrectly or if you over-power the circuit. Other than that, a LED strip is typically quite robust. My guess is that the power source has blown, (since the leds will require a DC input. You can check this by connecting a 12v battery directly to the ...


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LEDs are better in almost every way other than price: LED Pros: Lower power consumption Longer bulb life, especially if the light is turned on and off frequently (which is hard on CFLs). Generally better color quality, although this varies from bulb to bulb for both LEDs and CFLs. CFLs usually have a CRI around 70-80, and LEDs are usually 80-90+. (See ...


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I found the answer! @diceless set me on the right track in looking at where the foot of the bulb is connecting to the fixture. Since it was an older fixture (installed in the 80's, I think), the hot contact (Number 1 in this diagram ) was bent down, and it was connecting with the smaller bulb but not the bigger LED bulb. With the circuit turned off at the ...


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This is really a three way switch that can also be used as a single pole (meaning as a switch by itself instead of 2 switches on the same circuit in different parts of the room). You'll see there are three terminals on the switch. Instead of using the top left and bottom left, use the bottom left and bottom right and it will turn on in the correct ...



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