Questions tagged [bulb]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
7k views

Bulbs for dusk to dawn outdoor light fixtures

I have 3 outdoor light fixtures controlled by a simple single pole switch in my garage. They had old incandescent light bulbs in them. I replaced one with a CFL bulb and it worked fine - until the ...
0
votes
1answer
545 views

What kind of freestanding lamps can I use for > 6000 lumen up-light? [closed]

I'm renting an apartment whose living room I need to light up. I currently has one lamp hanging from the ceiling, for a 4.5m x 7.5m room, and that's ridiculously insufficient (even after using an E27 ...
2
votes
1answer
250 views

Changing adjustable fixture light bulb when socket and housing are loose

I'm having trouble changing a ceiling mounted adjustable fixture lightbulb. So there's two issues: one, the metal housing is loose and when I try screwing it in, there's a lot of grinding and varying ...
1
vote
1answer
9k views

How do I change the light bulb in this fan?

I can't figure out how to get into the light fixture on this fan. There don't appear to be any screws or tabs. I tried pulling it down gently. I also tried twisting it gently. It is possible that ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Why do my fluorescent lights flicker and require cycling the switch to turn on?

Bathroom has a 2 T-Fluorescent bulb fixture. The bulbs went out a 2-3 years ago I believe for the first time in 10+ years (when the fixture was installed). From the moment the bulb were installed, the ...
0
votes
1answer
216 views

Why my bedroom lights are on when a light in another room is turned on [duplicate]

During night, when all the lights are off and it is very dark in the room, I noticed that my bedroom lights turn on barely when a light is turned on in another room. The light is very barely visible ...
1
vote
2answers
98 views

What kind of bulbs should I get? My bulbs does not look normal

I am in a situation where I need to change bulbs in my bathroom, but my bulbs look weird, and can't find right bulbs for our light. The bulbs that I took out look like this. There are wires coming ...
0
votes
1answer
828 views

Help me identify my halogen recessed lighting

I just moved into an apartment with recessed halogen lighting. I was considering replacing them with LEDs (both for energy and color reasons). I know this may not be as easy as swapping a bulb, but to ...
1
vote
1answer
130 views

How do I change the bulb

Can some one tell me how to change a bulb in this light please?
0
votes
1answer
505 views

house hold wiring for two way switch

how to install a wiring where I can have two switches the two switches will turn on a bulb I have to turn on the light if any of the switch is on and I have to turn off the light if any of the switch ...
1
vote
1answer
19k views

How to get access to and change bulb in a hanging lantern

My task today was to change the light bulbs of a hanging lantern that we have on our porch. I simply cannot determine how to get to the actual light bulbs. I've tried turning the bottom finial, which ...
0
votes
1answer
149 views

Replacing Dimmable Halogen Spot light with LED dimmable or non Dimmable LED spotlights

I have old fashion dimmable halogen spotlight mounted on my ceiling, and I would like to replace them with LED spot lights. My questions are: Would I have to replace the existing transformers to ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Help on identifying light socket? (Japanese apartment)

Bear with me if I did something wrong. Long story short, I rented a rather cheap old apartment in Japan and the main rooms didn't come equipped with light bulbs. Can anyone help me identify what type ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Lamp not working

I have a lamp (see picture) that has stopped working. I replaced it with a new bulb and that did not help. Any guidance for a novice regarding next steps?
2
votes
4answers
150 views

What could cause a 3-bulb fixture to blink when turned off?

Two new lightbulbs(energy efficient spiral) blink rapidly when I turn OFF the switch for the 3 bulb fixture in my kitchen. House built in 1912ish. My house but previously had tenants. They only had 1 ...
0
votes
2answers
6k views

dimmable led bulbs won't work in dimmable fixture

Our living room has 4 dimmable lights controlled by 1 switch and slider. Many years ago, we replaced the incandescent lights with fluorescent bulbs (we didn't know that fluorescent bulbs don't dim out ...
20
votes
6answers
39k views

Can I safely use a 9w LED bulb in place of a 40w incandescent?

I bought a reading lamp that on the box says: Max 1x40W The shop also sold me an LED light bulb that says: 9W=75W So my question is, can I use light bulb or not? I am confused between the 75W and the ...
2
votes
2answers
10k views

Putting a plug on a light fitting

I bought one of these: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50279373/ I would like to plug this in to the wall rather than hard wiring it in to the ceiling. Am I right in thinking I can connect ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

How do I change light bulb on this type of ceiling fan?

I am having trouble changing light bulbs of my ceiling fan pictured below. I took these images to home depot and no one could help me! I showed the fan to two handymen in-person and they couldn't ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

open light socket on string lights safe to use?

I have string lights in my room and my sister accidentally broke one of the bulbs. The lights are my main source of light in my room so I was wondering if I just removed the broken bulb it would all ...
3
votes
4answers
18k views

Voltage detected on ceiling light no matter the switch is on or off

I just moved into a new apartment and I would like to install simple ceiling light. As shown in the picture, there are two wires outside the ceiling, a blue one and a red one. The light switch ...
25
votes
9answers
102k views

Why do my led bulbs state: not for use in totally enclosed luminaires?

I recently bought some nice inexepensive LED bulbs but I noticed the warning states: (see image below) not for use in totally enclosed luminaires I am guessing that it gets too hot but I find it ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Suggestion for daylight high lumen bin-pin LED bulb [closed]

Here are some photos of the fixture. I’ve been searching around for a GU24/bi-pin base daylight LED with more 1400 lumens. Amazon and HomeDepot didn’t help much. I found quite a few bi-pin ones but ...
1
vote
3answers
8k views

Is it safe to mix LEDs and incandescents in a chandelier?

I've been having an issue for a while now where my chandelier light fixture installed with six Cree 60W LED replacement bulbs flickers when I raise my traditional dimmer to max brightness. As I ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

Light bulb socket cover

Where can I get a light bulb socket cover for my never used outside flood light sockets? I don't use the light fixture, the flood lamps are too heavy to keep in the sockets as the fixture comes ...
1
vote
1answer
321 views

How to unscrew this uncommon type of screw?

The staircase light next to my flat broke down and I would like to fix it. The ceiling lamp is pictured below: I have a problem with unscrewing the screw. The screw is of rather peculiar shape with a ...
3
votes
1answer
301 views

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 support ...
1
vote
1answer
434 views

Why would bulbs in this DIY lamp keep burning out?

I built a light fixture out of a water pipe and some "vintage" fillament bulbs. I have a micro switch that is operated by a plumbing valve. Everything works, however, when I put 4 bulbs, 40w each, one ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Can I use a ballast that is rated for four 32W T8 bulbs with a different number of 15W T8 bulbs?

If so how might I figure out how many? I don't know how the math would apply in this situation.
5
votes
1answer
353 views

Can I use a CFL or LED bulb with a higher lumen output as long as I stay under the maximum wattage listed on the fixture? [duplicate]

I have a light fixture that lists the maximum bulb wattage as 60W. Right now, I have a standard incandescent bulb in place. Since there is only one light in the room, a single bulb is not bright ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Why are my recessed IC lights overheating?

I was sitting in my new home with dimmable recessed incandescent lights when I noticed one light fixture "click" off and then 10 minutes later click back on. Then the fixture on the other side of the ...
2
votes
2answers
266 views

What is an A-19 light bulb or lamp?

This may sound simple to some but I bought a couple exterior light fixtures. They say only use type A-19 light bulbs or lamps. From what I guessed looking through the net I think this means no CFL ...
11
votes
1answer
29k views

How can I change the bulb in this three-clawed, ceiling-mounted dome light fixture?

I am having trouble retrieving the light bulb in this fixture: I tried bending the claws to release the dome, but that did not work. I tried twisting the whole fixture many times in either direction, ...
6
votes
2answers
25k views

What is the standard 120V light bulb screw base in the US?

I know that standard incandescent bulbs in the US use Edison screw bases, but I'm not sure which designation / number is the one which is used for prolific non-candelabra 120 volt fixtures.
2
votes
3answers
2k views

How to change compact fluorescent 4 pin bulb at 22 feet

I have compact fluorescent 4 pin bulbs that in the ceiling at 22 feet. I cannot find any bulb changing tools which I can use to reach the height using a pole. Any suggestions would be appreciated. (...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Why would a compact fluorescent lamp randomly turn off?

I have a CFL in a desk lamp that I keep on for several hours every day. Recently, the CFL has been randomly turning off. There is no flickering before the CFL turns off like I am used to with ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I determine what max 3 way bulb will be safe in my lamp?

I bought a lamp that has a metal shade. The sticker says max 60 watt but it clicks 3 times like a 3-way with the light coming on on the second click. How do I determine what max 3 way bulb will be ...
17
votes
6answers
75k views

What should I do to increase the dimming range of LED bulbs?

We started doing most of our homes in LED last year. I am a big dimmer fan and would pretty much put a dimmer on any light switch. One thing that I haven't gotten down is the dimming range of the ...
2
votes
1answer
291 views

Using LED light bulbs in a dimmer

I have this light fixture: that used halogen light bulbs (philips ecovantage, 500 lumens, 120v, PAR FLOOD25) - ll failed during the same week but one: I wanted to replace them with those LED ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

What type of bulbs dim to lowest setting?

I've got a Lutron "Plug-in lamp dimmer", Model PD-3PCL-WH, and tried several LED bulbs with it. They all said "fully dimmable" on the packaging. It works, however seems like at most it dims to about ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

What bulb should I use in 4" recessed lights?

I have Halo H99ICAT housings with a variety of trims and am confused on what bulbs I can use. The label inside the can states that I can use specified bulbs with the following trims- 953P Black ...
7
votes
1answer
12k views

Why shouldn't different types of bulbs be used in the same fixture?

Why shouldn't different types of light bulbs(i.e. incandescent, LED, cfl) be used in the same fixture? I read this under the CAUTIONS & WARNINGS section of the LED bulb packaging. ...Do not ...
0
votes
2answers
73 views

What's the name of type of AC Circuit where you can remove an element?

There are different type of circuits, such as parallel and series. I'm wondering the name / type of the [AC] circuit where there are n number of circuit elements and even if one element is removed (...
0
votes
2answers
14k views

Lights not working after replacing blown light bulb

Room with two recessed lights, each with a 65 watt bulb, controlled by light switch and dimmer. One of the lights blew out and the casing cracked off when I tried to remove it. When I did this the ...
1
vote
0answers
125 views

Light bulb dimensions

I need to change some light bulbs and the process has become tremendous because I cannot find detailed size and type charts to compare against what I already have. Where could I find such a chart ...
1
vote
1answer
874 views

Bulb size of a SYLVANIA CF13EL?

The SYLVANIA CF13EL in my bathroom vent just died. I want to replace it with an LED. There is not a lot of room in the fixture. Is the bulb equivalent to an A19? If not, what size should I get?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Can I plug my E27 bulb directly into my wall socket

Assuming I have an E27 lightbulb such as this: https://web.archive.org/web/20150928143146/http://www.wartena.com/en/light-bulbs/6-philips-spaarlamp-e27-14w-65w-8710163224138.html and I have fixed it ...
6
votes
1answer
767 views

How can I change the bulbs in this light fixture?

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to open this light fixture up to change the bulbs. Help, please!
1
vote
1answer
5k views

What is causing a two brand new fluorescent light to pulse?

My old light bulbs stopped working, so I bought 2 fluorescent U shape light bulbs as a replacement: The recommended power in the light fixture is 34W per unit but they only have 32W in stock. After ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Can I install 72W A19 halogen into a 60W-looking socket?

I need to replace the ceiling-fan light-bulbs in my living room in North America, there's a standard-looking 3-light-bulb installation with the fan, and each of the three sockets are only marked "660W ...