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How can i unscrew the cap on this light fixture? [duplicate]

The bulbs in this light fixture I have on the ceiling on my second floor burned out. I want to take of the glass over the bulbs and replace them, but I'm having trouble unscrewing the nut that holds ...
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Led bulb body getting hot touch in one socket but not other

The LED bulb body in one particular socket gets hot. I changed the bulb the socket and checked the wiring to the button for any loose wire. Still bulb in that particular socket gets hot while same ...
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How do I remove this light bulb?

I cannot work out how to remove this type of light bulb in my bathroom. The little black bits on the outside seem to hold it in place, but I can't seem to remove them or the wider unit. And the usual '...
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Need Help with Replacing a Bulb for QL 1500 Hubbell Outdoor Light

I've just moved into a place with a pickleball court that has a QL 1500 Hubbell Outdoor Lighting fixture. Unfortunately, it's missing its bulb. I contacted Hubbell, and they told me the model (QL 1500)...
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Removing stuck Satco Ultra Mini GU24 CFL

I am trying to replace the Satco Ultra Mini GU24 CFLs in this fixture. I have tried the recommended twist and pull for these types, and I can twist them in place but pulling does nothing. Rough ...
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How to replace bulb in this kitchen light fixture?

This LED fixture was installed only a couple of years ago in the kitchen. Light has gone dim and yellow. Cannot figure out how to open it. No holes or screws, no latches or grooves. Tried to slide it ...
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Can I use an 11 watt LED bulb in a lamp rated for 8.6 watts maximum?

I bought myself a Barlast Ikea table lamp. It came without any bulbs so I went and bought 11w LED bulb. I came home and found out that the label on the wire and fixture says 8.6W Max. Is it dangerous ...
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What is this shape of bulb called?

I am looking to replace a burned out lamppost light. The currently installed lights are 75-watt GE "postlight" "saf-t-gard" (teflon-coated) bulbs with a medium (E26) base and &...
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What are the best non-flickering (zero-flicker), dimmable bulbs for an enclosed glass fixture? [closed]

I have a glass-enclosed bathroom wall fixture wired to a separate wall dimmer (on the opposite wall). I need to replace the bulb, but the old incandescent bulbs no longer exist. I could easily ...
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LED Bulbs Either Dim or Burnout

I have an issue with light bulbs in my living area. Essentially I have 6 LED bulbs on one switch in the living room, 4 LED bulbs on a second switch in the dining area, and 4 more LED bulbs on a third ...
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Bathroom lights occassionally flicker but stop when bidet fan runs

In my bathroom the LED bulbs in the two lamps flicker occassionally, not always, maybe 40% of the time. When they do flicker, the flickering will stop and the bulbs glow steadily when the bidet fan is ...
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Is it safe to slightly unscrew a (non-dead) light bulb so it doesn't complete the circuit?

It's dangerous to leave an open socket, but I have a light fixture that's too bright and I don't have a dead bulb to put in one of the sockets. Is it safe to put a bulb in but unscrewed enough that it ...
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Help identifying correct bulb for light fitting (UK)

Could anyone please help identify the type of bulb needed for the light fitting with pictures below? My home is in the UK and was built in the early 90s. The casing is reasonably small which implies ...
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The green line of the LED bulb

one of the led bulbs in my house stopped working. I took it down and the led dots seemed fine to me. I suspected it's connectivity issue, to me I am not sure where the green line in the picture comes ...
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What happens if broken cfl stays in the room for few months?

cfl bulb broke in a open box.I don't know when did happened ,anything from year and few months.I cleaned the box and safely disposed all but I don't know if rest of the room would be contaminated from ...
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What kind of connector (and lamp type) is this?

Hi, I need to find a replacement (possibly LED) for this broken lamp, can someone tell me the soket type (and possibly suggest a drop-in replacement) [EDIT] I found that the original lamp was OSRAM ...
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Single bulb pendant to 4 bulb pendant

I am replacing a basic single bulb pendant light with a 4 bulb fitting. There are 4 white cables coming from the new light fitting. Do i bundle them together?
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Can I touch LED light bulbs?

Incandescent and halogen bulbs get hot. I've been told that the oils from my grubby fingers cause these bulbs to break pre-maturely. To deal with this, I use gloves or the like to keep my grubby ...
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Smart switch and Smart bulbs compatibility

I recently bought some smart bulbs (these) and I installed them. Now every time I flip the light switch it turns them off and I can't turn them on again via the app but instead I have to flip the ...
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What bulb goes in this UK light fitting?

I have a lamp purchased in the UK, I can't work out what bulb goes in it. I have tried a bayonet bulb which definitely doesn't fit. I wonder if there might be a missing piece.
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What light bulb can be used for the Frigidaire upright freezer FFFH20F2QW?

The lightbulb on my freezer went out, the freezer is a Frigidaire FFFH20F2QW. I've tested the actual socket, and it seems to be working, so I'm pretty sure it must be the bulb. I see the the official ...
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Is it the socket or the bulb?

Simple question I have a light fixture in the bathroom that have 3 bulbs in 3 sockets Today I noticed that one bulb went off I Squeezed it a little in the socket and it went on again Same issue ...
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same-sized alternatives to F14T12 bulb

I have two bathroom light fixtures with very old magnetic ballasts and F14T12 fluorescent bulbs. These are, of course, a 1.5-inch diameter. I've been doing some bathroom renovations and I thought this ...
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Are there LED lamps available for ovens?

The only place I now use an incandescent bulb is in my oven. It went out the other day and I was looking for a replacement. I am using LED all over these days but realized it may not be possible to ...
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Why do two of three bulbs burn out in my light fixtures?

I have two inexpensive 3 bulb light fixtures in my bathroom. The same bulb (on the end) kept burning out in each fixture. When we finally quit replacing it, the middle bulbs in each fixture eventually ...
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Changing the bulb in an enclosure

This particular light has been flickering. The base of the detachable part in the photo appears to be closed, so I can't get access to what's inside. Would anyone have experience changing or fixing ...
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What light bulb can replace an 25 watt R45?

I need to find a replacement light bulb for my kitchen hutch. I can't find the 25 Watt R45 specified anywhere. With what can I replace it with?
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Chandelier with 6 bulbs does not work on dimmer switch after bulb has been replaced

A halogen bulb blew and I replaced it with the dimmer switch on and all 6 bulbs work and can be dimmed.When I switch it off and then back on none of the bulbs light.If I take out the bulb I replaced ...
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Replacing bulb in Janeiro surface mount ceiling light (not LED)

We had these Janeiro flush mount light fixtures installed 7 years ago - not LED. M10122 is the model number I believe. The light went out and we tried to remove the dome but it did not come off easily ...
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How to remove halogen bulb from protective glass?

I have two of these sidelights with RS7 Linear Halogen Bulbs. They are encased in protective glass. Does anyone know how to get the bulb so I can replace please. Thank you. This website won't let me ...
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Why does G23 energy-saving lamps need ballast, LED type as well?

IKEA Lival desktop lamp (like this) uses a huge adapter plugging into power-socket, which should be a ballast/transmitter. The lamp uses a G23 bulb from e.g. OSARAM DULUX S11 W. I feel it is very ...
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Replacing lights

Sorry its my first time replacing this kind of lights(not sure what do you even call them) but can someone let me know how to replace the busted bulb for this kind of lights. They are light we used in ...
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Can i use a 9w led in a 6.5w lamp

My lamp has a label on it that says Max 6.5w 120v 60hz, but I have bulb that I wanted to use that is 9w LED. The bulb that was in there before was also an LED 6.5w. Would I be able to use a 9w LED ...
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How do I remove this broken CFL bulb from tiny recessed light fixture?

New here, so apologies in advance if my site etiquette isn't up to scratch. I've searched the site and found similar answers but the solutions don't work for me. I'm trying to remove a CFL bulb from a ...
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Why can't I connect a dimmer in line with an outdoor security light?

I have an outdoor security floodlight (with motion sensor and photocell) that I'd like to be able to dim. The user manual says to not connect it to a dimmer, but doesn't explain why. What is the ...
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Can I get away with putting a 14W bulb into a 13W lamp?

While browsing the website of a well-known Swedish furniture retailer, I found a clamp-on desk lamp I liked, which has a 13W power rating. To accompany this lamp, I would like to purchase a 1500lm 14W ...
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What type of bulb do i need?

I just bought a farm and there is an old yard light on a pole that does not work. It had no bulb in it when we moved in so we have no way to tell what to get to replace it. There is a dusk till dawn ...
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Light bulb sockets in ceiling fan damaged due to corrosion or arcing: Can clean to repair or must replace?

My ceiling fan has 3 light bulb sockets of roughly candelabra bulb size E12 For many years the lights have been unreliable even with new bulbs, frequently flickering on and off spontaneously or when ...
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This is a model for a light bulb that I have never seen. Does somebody recognize this model?

I have purchased a lamp time ago. One of the options why I have choose it, is due to has replaceable bulbs and not integrated leds. After purchasing it, I have unmounted to discover the kind of ...
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Would a projector lamp explode

I have a projector lamp that has been used over its life hours. Its still working though, no colour distortion, etc. But if I keep on using it, will it just won't light up when it finally stopped ...
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Help identifying possible dual pot light plug

In my kitchen, I have a number of ceiling lights that take MR16 bulbs. However, I noticed that the plugs seem to also accept another kind of bulb as well. At first, I thought these other sockets were ...
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What is the difference between heat lamps and infrared space heaters?

Maybe these are pretty much the same thing. I'm interested in the difference between heat lamps and infrared space heaters, especially as regards How they are normally used How they should be used ...
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Compatibility of heat lamps and bulbs

I am wondering which heat lamps work with what bulbs. In particular If I have a heat lamp with a rated wattage of x, can I use it with a heat lamp bulb with a rated wattage significantly less than x (...
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How to Fix Flickering Lamp (That Stops Flickering When I Unscrew and Rescrew)

I just bought a set of two lamps (https://www.wayfair.com/lighting/pdp/alcott-hill-amell-2539-table-lamp-set-w003190357.html). The lamps have settings for off, low light, medium light, and high ...
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Change Bulb Socket in Light Fixture?

I have a lighting fixture that uses CF13DT bulbs. How can I replace just the socket to use Edison screw in bulbs or the bi-pin GU24 bulbs?
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Is it ok to use 12gauge wire for 10bulbs 3W? [closed]

I want to put 10 bulbs on our wall mirror to make it full size vanity. Here are my questions hope someone can help me . Is it OK to use 12gauge for 10bulbs 3W? I want to use plug for turning it on ...
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How to exit a threaded lamp rod

Is there such a thing as a threaded lamp pipe with an opening for the wire to exit into the inside of the glass lamp enclosure? I have a design where the wire enters into the threaded pipe, but then ...
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LEDs flicker but Halogen works fine

Moved into an apartment that has MR16 bulbs on the ceiling. A total of 7. Replaced them with 5W Leds and it started flickering. If I use one halogen and 6 LEDs, it doesn't flicker and works fine. The ...
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How do I know what light bulb size I should get for a socket? The socket is smaller than the average socket [closed]

There is a light bulb socket which is much smaller than a regular light bulb socket, so I think I need some sort of specialty light bulb. How do I know what size to get?
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How to change the bulbs in this hanging light fixture?

There is an UN-removable circular plastic part stacked to the glass ribs that is smaller than the diameter created by the bulbs inside. Therefore the lantern cannot slide off over the bulbs, Nor can ...
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