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How do I change a bulb from my recessed lighting fixture?

A light bulb went out in my storage room and to my surprise its socket and peripheral looks quite complex and all bolted into one piece, meaning I couldn't find screws which I can loose to open it. ...
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Outdoor bayonet light fixture stopped working

I cannot for the life of me figure this out, it isn't important enough to call an electrician out and it doesn't warrant the expensive cost but I'd really like to get it working. During house ...
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Will high wattage LED bulb work with this light fixture?

I am looking to replace the LED light bulbs in my ceiling downlights with some stronger ones. Specification of existing lightbulb: LED, GU10, 5W, 240V Specification of light fixture: KR (KangRong), ...
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Light bulb stays on regardless of switch position after breaker flipped

A light bulb in my office died suddenly. When it happened I heard a loud click. This was the circuit breaker tripping. I turned off the light switch, went down to the box, and closed the circuit ...
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How to select the most appropriate indoor LED bulb color

I want to buy LED bulbs to install in all the rooms and I don't know What are the criteria to select the proper ones (for eye and physiologically good). How to distribute them in every room ( I mean ...
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LED lamp is flicking. How to troubleshot?

I have this led floor lamp and the upright light/bulb has started to flicker yesterday. The lamp has been already a little bit problematic because recently the LED driver broke and I have to order ...
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How do I replace the bulb in this enclosed bathroom ceiling light?

There is a small groove between the white and black sections, but it doesn't come loose with slotting a screwdriver in the groove.
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How to remove and re-insert wires into socket?

I'm replacing ballast on a lamp and need to connect wires to 4-pin socket. I tried to pull the wires gently and it did not work. What is the safe way (in terms not breaking) to do so?
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What kind of bulb is this? How to remove it?

I have a few burned out bulbs in my rental unit, which need to be replaced. Have never seen bulbs like this, cannot find any labels, and can’t even figure out how to remove it! Does anyone know what ...
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Does removing an LED bulbs from fixture decrease energy usage?

Noob question alert. Electrics have always been my weakness. If you have a 6 bulb ceiling light, with 6 LED bulbs each with 5w, and you remove 3 of them, does this half the energy usage when the ...
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How prevent the first bulb in a series of two LED ceiling bulbs from going out for 30 seconds once every ~5 minutes

Question How do I prevent the first bulb in a series of two LED ceiling bulbs from going out for ~30 seconds once every ~5 minutes. Background Prior to a couple years ago, I had two working ...
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Dimmable LED lights on a dimmer switch, they won't come on at all anymore. Do they still work?

Apologies for the wall of text in advance. I bought three 40W Energizer dimmable LED lightbulbs for a dimmer switch at home. Once I screwed them in, I noticed that when I turned on the switch, there ...
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Can Smart Switches work with Smart Bulbs?

I recently got my first Smart Bulb for a living room lamp & I love it: My Google Assistant can see it I can turn it on & off using Google Assistant voice commands I can change the lighting ...
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New light bulbs light up even when switched off

Edit: I have confirmed that my main question is answered in another post. But there are still things that bother me. Why is there a buzzing sound when the bulbs work? The new bulbs do not light up ...
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European Bulb E14 base 15w 110 volt dimmable bulb for Himalayan Salt Lamp

The E14 base is European, as is the 110 voltage. The bulb in question is a 15 watt bulb with dimmer control and is UL listed. Is there any danger in using this rather than a bulb and dimmer ...
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What is a “JC type” light bulb?

I have a desk lamp that uses G4 bi-pin light bulbs. The socket is marked "JC G4 12V max 20W". I was wondering what the "JC" means, so I googled "JC G4" and indeed a lot of results show up, some with "...
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Switching off dimmable LED flashes then switches back on

I tried to swap out a 70W 240V incandescent bulb with a dimmable 8.8W 220-240V LED. The switch is a dimmer switch, which probably has an old leading edge driver (the building is old). This mostly ...
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Changing bulb in a pinhole downlight

I recently moved in to a flat and need to replace some blown bulbs. From internet searches, the fittings appear to be "fixed pinhole downlights", but I cannot find any details on how to remove the ...
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LED track lights slowly turn on one by one only to work at a fraction of output

I'm having a weird issue with my LED track lights and I can't seem to put my finger on what exactly is causing it. They seemed to work just fine until recently. Now whenever I turn on the lights, they ...
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Is the gauge of a circuit a function of the draw, or a function of the distance?

Goal I'm attempting to accomplish: Create a blanket of globe lights that all hang at different heights such that the wires that the bulbs hang from are thin enough not to be too visible. 120V, 15A ...
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Any ideas how to replace bulb in this bathroom ceiling fan?

This is an old bathroom ceiling fan & light fixture. The bulb has gone out, now I cannot find away to open it and replace the bulb. There are no screws that I can see. I played around with glass ...
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Can I replace my halogen with led? [duplicate]

So, long story short: An Halogen (MR16/GU5.3) light in my bathroom went out and I replaced it with an led light (from Wilko UK, 3 pack). I know nothing of electrics, but thought heck, I should be able ...
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LED light needs replacing every few weeks

I have two GU5.3 bulbs in my bathroom - one of them went off a month or so ago so I bought the following 3 pack: https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-3-pack-gu53-led-345-lumens-spotlight-bulb/p/0437672 ...
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Does my LED replacement bulb need to screw in all the way?

This feels like a very dumb question, but I just bought some LED light bulbs for my chandelier. I'm looking to save energy and thought upgrading my light bulbs would be a simple task. Well it seems ...
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What type bulb goes in my chandelier?

This chandelier had no bulbs when we moved in...guess they couldn’t find replacement either? Please help!
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How do I get the bulb holder off of the wire?

There are no screws. I've tried pulling and there's no budging! No obvious signs of anywhere I can put a screwdriver to pop it off. Even if I cut the wires and try to re-wire it, I'm still not sure ...
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Does “Suitable for use in open fixtures” mean not suitable for closed?

Background: I need to replace a couple bulbs in my apartment which are controlled by an "old" dimmer switch, which predates the advent of LED bulbs. My understanding is that I cannot use a dimmable ...
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Fluorescent Lights Turning on Slowly

I have a Philips fluorescent light fixture in my kitchen. It was installed in the mid-1990s, so it uses an electronic fast-start ballast. The lights were not turning on at all, so I replaced the ...
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Is there a replacement for the Sylvania FB40CW/RS/SS-6 34W Super Saver bulb?

Our Kitchen Light bulb finally went out. I need 2 Sylvania super saver FB40CW/RS/SS-6 34W bulbs to replace it. It seems they are not available. Has the number changed? Is their a new replacement ...
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Why do LED bulbs in my three-bulb fixture remain on unless one is incandescent? [duplicate]

I have a three bulb light fitting that worked fine with 40 watt golf ball bulbs. On removing the bulbs and inserting the first 5.5 watt led the bulb illuminated while the fitting was turned off. This ...
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Why would a light fixture be incompatible with dimmer switches?

I'm considering buying the Aero Pure AP80-RVL, which is a recessed bathroom light/exhaust fan combo. It's important to me to be able to use a dimmer switch for the light, but the installation ...
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Can I use a regular E26 LED bulb as a replacement for a refrigerator light bulb?

The light bulb in my refrigerator burned out. It was a 40w incandescent appliance bulb like such: I'm wondering if there is any reason I can not put a 9watt A19 LED bulb such as this one (home depot ...
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Why is my oven bulb so hard to turn?

My oven light burned out. When I try to turn the new light bulb in my Kenmore oven it's like sandpaper against sandpaper. Why is this?
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How can I replace a halogen light bulb inside this glass enclosure?

I have to replace this fused lightbulb but it is being caged by the glass as seen in the photo. How do I remove the glass?
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Can I replace the LED in this bathroom light fixture?

I'm remodeling a bathroom and have a light fixture where one of the 3 lights is dimmer than the others. After taking off the glass -- I'm seeing the bulb pictured below. It looks like its secured by ...
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Can I use 18g cord for one light bulb?

I would Like to hang some pendant lights from my ceiling. I want to use this wire. I would only put one bulb (like this) on each length of cord and connect them all to the 12-2 at the ceiling. Is ...
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LED light flickering in one socket but not others, and any other bulb works fine with the socket

I got a batch of LED bulbs which have been working well until now. Some of these are having an issue. Let me describe the issue. A bulb start to flicker after while and if I try it on another socket, ...
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How to stick lamp holder to cable?

I recently bought some bulb holders and now I'm wondering how I am supposed to attach them to the wire. I don't want the whole lamp to hang only on the small, exposed power connections inside. In the ...
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Anybody know how to change my bathroom light bulb case/cover?

I just moved to a month ago and the bulb in my bathroom is dead. So I would like to change the bulb, but I cannot open the bulb case/cover. I try to find screw on the bowl-thingy that caging the bulb, ...
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How to brightly light an entire backyard area with only one electrical box? [closed]

The end goal is a security light for a backyard that provides ~10,000 lumens total output over an area of roughly 85 x 45 feet (26 x 14 meters). The problem is I haven’t found any ready made way to ...
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G9 LED Won't Fit In Socket

I am a little embarrassed that this question might be ridiculous, but I feel like I'm losing my mind. I purchased this wall sconce and added in a toggle switch because there's no wall switch on the ...
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Smart Lights - colour dilemma

I am trying to select a smart light for my room. But there is a confusion here. I want pure white light. The bulbs that I am showing in the screenshot show in their descriptions that they emit all ...
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Are GX24Q-3 bulbs compatible with G24Q-3 bases and vice versa?

Are GX24Q-3 bulbs compatible with G24Q-3 bases and vice versa? Can a GX24Q-3 bulb be safely powered by a G24Q-3 base? Can a G24Q-3 bulb be safely powered by a GX24Q-3 base? EDIT: If not, then can a ...
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Hue (led) bulb does't turn on when put in certain lamps?

Just acquired my first set of Hue lights (E27 type) and to my disappointment when I put them in my bedroom ceiling lamp they do not turn on. However If I try by putting them in a ceiling lamp in the ...
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What kind of halogen bulb is this?

One of our ceiling fan bulbs recently went out, and I can't for the life of me find a replacement for it. By my best approximations, size is 3.65" H x 1.3" W, and 11-12mm at the base. The engraving ...
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Can I use a brighter bulb in a Harbor Breeze Caratuk fixture?

The house I'm living in has Harbor Breeze Caratuk ceiling fan fixtures installed in the bedrooms. The light bulb is a 60W equivalent LED bulb (6.5W). But the rooms are not lit brightly enough for me. ...
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What is the lifespan of a typical incandescent light bulb? [closed]

Does anyone know what the approximate normal lifespan of a regular incandescent (say 60 W, if necessary for an answer) lightbulb was back in the 1960s, 70s or 80s. Note - I am looking for the ...
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Do old fluorescent light bulbs use less electricity?

I've read that old fluorescent light bulbs produce less light over time. Do they also use less electricity, or do they use the same amount, but produce more heat?
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Identifying fault in a lighting circuit

I have some strange symptoms with my house's lighting circuit, which I am trying to isolate. There are two lighting circuits in the house, upstairs and downstairs (although some downstairs lights ...
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Light bulb suddenly only turns on for a moment, tried multiple bulbs

So when it happened, I tried to turn on the light (that worked fine before) and it lit up only to go off shortly after. subsequent tries were met with failure. So I changed the bulb for a new one. No ...