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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 ...
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what lightbulb can I use in this 250V 100W light fixture?

I am located in the United States and have a light fixture in my kitchen w/ the following parameters: 250V, 100W model: K512GU not sure what this part is: 2/250 Can I use this 60W bulb in this ...
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Is a 150 watt LED suitable for a pendant fixture?

I want to replace a 150 watt incandescent bulb with a 150-200 watt LED bulb in my kitchen fixture which is a hanging 12-inch diameter fully enclosed glass ball. The guideline for the LED say it is not ...
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Screw Shell on light bulb burnt / black after light bulb died

Should I be concerned that the candelabra on a decorative incandescent bulb was blackened / burnt after the light bulb died? Bulb is hanging from an open air kitchen chandelier. lt created a terrible ...
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What size ceiling fan lightbulb is this

I want to replace the bulbs in my ceiling fan with brighter (hopefully LED) bulbs. I can't find anything that says what type of bulb this is though. The fixture has the numbers E307732 and 48A8 WG-...
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Any trick to removing GU10 lightbulbs?

I'm trying to remove some halogen GU10 lightbulbs. They are in a space where simply gripping them around the edges is nearly impossible. Is there any trick to removing these bulbs?
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What is the difference between Philips Essential LED bulb range & their normal LED bulbs?

I have come across two ranges from Philips for their LED bulb ranges, there is the 'Essential' range, which is the budget value range, & then there is the normal 'Philips' LED bulbs range. The ...
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LED Bulbs - Which Measure is the Best Indicator Of Efficiency

I have been on a mission to slow replace all the bulbs to LEDs. At first, I use to judge the LED bulb's efficiency by looking at the % Energy Saving, that all bulbs have at the front of the box. ...
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Converting a Single-Bulb Light to a Dual-Bulb Light - Your Opinions Please?

There are tons of questions about installing and replacing ceiling lights already, and I was looking through them but I didn't feel like checking 106 pages of results to make sure my question isn't a ...
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Friendly light bulbs, I want them to turn on slowly

I want that the light bulbs in my house turn on slowly, just like when you use an impedance control, but with a simple switch, is that possible?
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Does my Remote Light bulb use power when not turned on?

I just recently bought an RGB light bulb which comes with a remote and I was wondering if you turn it off with the remote but you leave the switch on does it still consume power?
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Can you use an LED Bayonet bulb in standard 40 or 60W bayonet fitting?

First time poster. In short have flipped all my halogen GU10 bulbs over to LED. Only non spotlight is a Bayonet fitting in my bedroom. The halogen (45W candle) in that went this week & I am having ...
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What type of bulb is globe-shaped with coils inside?

The bulb looks like a CFL, but looks like the spiral making up the CFL doesn't actually light. It takes AGES to light up, at first I thought it was broke, but after awhile realized that the bulb ...
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Change of spotlight bulbs

I am trying to figure out how to change the spotlight bulbs shown in the image below. The normal push and twist approach I use with other spotlight types doesn't work. Didn't manage to find anything ...
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How to open the cover of flush mounted ceiling light dome to change light bulb

I have mounted ceiling light dome that can't twist, pull, push or open in order to change light bulb. It looks like this: I have tried twisting it counter-clockwise,clockwise with bear hands, with ...
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How can I determine the color / temperature of my current fluorescent bulbs?

I intend to replace an old and large population of T12 flourescent lights with T8 LEDs: direct wiring. The ballasts are $15 a piece (2 required per fixture) and it would seem that a 4 X $10 direct ...
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Where can I find a replacement for a Sylvania F40CW/SS fluorescent tube?

I tried Home Depot, Batteries and Bulbs, Amazon, and just Googling it and I found nowhere that sells this kind of florescent bulb anymore: 4' Sylvania Super Saver Cool White F40CW/SS. Rapid Start 34W ...
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LED Bulbs not Starting Properly

Hi: I have some undercabinet light fixtures from IKEA that each take 3 small 12V G4 size bulbs. These bulbs are about 3/4" long x 1/4" wide with two plug-in prongs at the end. The original bulbs ...
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Night Light Clip In Cord Incandescent to LED & Safety

I have one of those seasonal villages that use a clip-in accessory cord with a night light bulb that inserts into a 1" opening. The bulb is suspended by a metal clip. the standard incandescent 5W ...
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Are LED retrofit bulbs more resilient to ballast problems?

My office overhead lighting currently uses fluorescent bulbs. For ~5 minutes after turning them on, lights will flicker. I diagnose this as a weak ballast. If I insert LED retrofit bulbs into this ...