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Converting pendant light to wired hanging lamp - what to do with ground wire?

The short: what to do with ground wire from pendant light when converting to hanging lamp? The long: I've found several tutorials on how to add a plug to my wired pendant light, and I've determined ...
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Sizing System for Screw Heads?

I am restoring an old lamp with a shade that attaches with sort of a hose clamp thing held on by a small machine screw. The screw was stuck so I ended up breaking the head off assuming it would be ...
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Can I screw a wall light mounting plate directly into the pine wall covering the junction box?

I have 3/4" thick pine rough-cut paneling covering my wall studs. I'm attempting to replace three dated wall-mount candelabra sconces attached to boxes underneath the paneling. (Picture 1) The ...
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How do I attach wires to this socket

I have a lamp I want to connect to my wiring, but I can't figure out how the wires should be attached. Below you can see the only page in the instruction manual following the lamp which deals with ...
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Fluorescent lamp does not rotate in socket

I need to replace two fluorescent lamps in my bathroom and neither of them would rotate in their sockets. I can twist them maybe 10 degrees or so but after that they completely stop moving. It's the ...
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What can I use to hold an iron rod Torchiere lamp section to the pre-wired lower iron rod threaded bolt that won't tighten securely?

I purchased a pre-wired Torchiere floor lamp that attaches together in sections of hollow iron rods that each have a smooth end and a threaded bolt on the other end. On one of the iron rods the thread ...
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Why G23 energy-saving lamps need ballast, does it make sense also for LED type?

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

I bought a lamp kit to rewire an antique lamp that was not working. Basically replaced everything except the base, neck and lampshade. This is my first time doing any kind of electrical work. The ...
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Repair broken desk lamp

I recently bought a desk lamp from the 70s at an auction site, but sadly it did not survive shipping. Even though I will most probably be compensated by the shipping company, I wonder if there are any ...
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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 ballast should I use for a 90W low pressure sodium lamp?

I am building a monochromatic lamp with the use of a low pressure sodium (LPS) lamp. Through research I understood I need a specific ballast for such a bulb. The examples I found on the net feature a ...
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What is this threaded lamp(?) piece called?

I'm fixing a custom pendant, and one of the pieces has been damaged and needs to be replaced. Trouble is, I can't figure out what this piece is called or where to find one similar. It is the silver ...
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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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Is this 230V steampunk metal robot lamp safe?

I bough a steampunk robot lamp from ebay. It is made out of (painted) metal fittings. After receiving it, I was a little concerned regarding safety and disassembled it. The plug suggests that this is ...
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What type of enclosure to use for electrical wires at the base of a wood lamp

I am making wood lamps for sale. The lamps will not be UL listed, but I am using UL listed parts and want to use best practices. The entire lamps is made of wood including the base. I took apart a ...
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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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What does “class 2 input only” mean in my LED desk lamp?

What does "class 2 input only" means in my LED desk lamp? Is it the power supply? And is it the same as class II (can I use a power supply that is class II)?
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Why does my desk lamp(LED) seems to flicker very fast when capturing through camera lens? [closed]

Does led work this way? I have tested two LED light bulbs by capturing them through phone's camera(Galaxy Note 8)and both seems to flicker/flash very fast. Is this a problem with my table desk lamps? ...
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How to remove this fluorescent lamp from its fixture

tl/dr: I can't find how to release the lamp from the fixture. Not spring-loaded Non rotating I can't find a way to remove the sides I have a fluorescent lamp in my bathroom which lights up about 2 ...
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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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Help identify chandelier/needs a new glass globe

I recently broke one of the glass globes, and can't find a maker label anywhere. If it's hard to know the maker, is there a place to buy single domes?
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How to reduce brightness of LED spotlight permanently without dimmer?

Some of my LED GU10s (dimmable) produce too much of light and I'd like to reduce it. I'd like to use on/off switch on those GU10s with permanently reduced light. How it could be done and what kind of ...
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Remove ceiling lamp holder to change light bulb

I have a ceiling lamp (shown in attached picture) mounted in my bathroom. I want to remove the lid and change the light bulb inside and replace the lid. However, I am struggling to remove it. There ...
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Can't figure out how to replace these MR16 GU5.3 bulbs

I've replaced most of the MR16 bulbs in my house as they have a simple clip system but I can't figure these out. This bathroom has MR16 bulbs that go quite far into the ceiling and are different again....
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Modifying a touch controlled lamp

My touch lamp tipped over while it was on, the bulb went out. Ever since my touch lamp will just stay ON when it's plugged in, the touch feature no longer works. I know I can replace the touch ...
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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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What is the name of this piece and where can I find a UL listed part

What is the name of this piece and where can I find a UL listed replacement part.
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Identifying live and neutral wire of an old lamp

So I have this old wall lamp with a different color code that I'm used to: There are 2 brown wires welded together and a separate dark brown wire. As seen on the picture the 2 brown wires leads to the ...
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Sparks from desk lamp?

I have a UL-approved lamp that I've had on my desk since about 2004; it's the kind with two metal arms rising from a heavy base that connect to a halogen bulb fixture. The other day I was working at ...
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User serviceable parts inside this CFL floor lamp?

I've been asked to look at a CFL floor lamp. It's many (5-10) years old and one day stopped working; it simply didn't turn on. The fluorescent bulb (four short (5 inch?) tubes extending from a plastic ...
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How to remove this ceiling lamp cover held together with three metal latches

For the life of me, I can't figure out how to remove this ceiling lamp cover. I need to change the light bulb inside. The three metal hooks there are held to the base of the lamp with these: The ...
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Can I convert a wall lamp into a usb socket?

I've recently moved house, and there is a wall lamp, see picture, which we never use, and i was wondering if i could put a usb socket there instead so i could charge bike lights and similar ...
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Connect two lamps to the same ceiling socket, controlled by two three-way switches

Apologies if this is a stupid question, but my google fu is failing me. I have a ceiling socket for a lamp. I want to use it to power two lamps, controlled by the same two three-way switches. How do ...
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Why is a 250 Watt heat lamp over a shower going out after a few minutes? [closed]

Heat Lamp goes out after approx 12-15 minutes, obviously getting hot. could be lamp have a thermal coupling? Seems I should be able to add a 250 watt on any circuit without damage. Why is the light ...
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Lampshade With Dimmer Causing Electric Shock?

I bought a lampshade from a market. I live in a country with 220V supply. It gave me an electric shock when I touched the dimmer control while plugged in, but I'm not sure if it was a static shock. ...
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Extend power from outdoor frontyard lamp with a modified smart outdoor plug?

I have surveillance camera in front of my house that will be plugged in at all times through its USB power adapter. Also, I would occasionally plug in my electric pressure washer and possibly charge ...
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Problems with dismantling GR8 lamp socket

Switching my lamps from fluorescent bulbs to LEDs (GR8 socket). While dismantling the lamp, I accidentally pulled out the cord, as seen in the topmost picture, and I can't get it back. The other cord ...
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LED Light fitting has started making clicking sounds after power outage

The other day we had a power outage and apparently surge that was enough to blow out the PSU on my computer. A day or two later I've noticed the ceiling light in my office is now clicking, regularly (...
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Two socket fluorescent lamp OFF switch hot / not working with single bulb

I have a two-socket fluorescent lamp. Initially only one light tube was inserted and it worked fine. At some point, it started to go off seconds after being turned on. I thought the tube went bad, so ...
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Repair of antique standing lamp light fitting (UK)

I have broken this light fitting off an antique wooden lamp stand. It's a bayonet fitting, which screws onto a brass screw thread. Is this a standard fitting? Does anyone know where I could get one in ...
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Why Aren't These LED Bulbs Lighting?

I have a dimmable floor light with 6 G4 bulbs. I ordered a bunch of dimmable LED bulbs and now that they've arrived after weeks, they don't light up at all. If I take one bulb off and place a halogen ...
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Custom lamp project for a non-engineer - Help needed [closed]

I'm trying to build custom 3 bulb lamp. About me: Biochemistry major so very far from electrical but I've built RC plane models before so I know soldering and stuff. Nothing really about electrical ...
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What type of terminal block is this?

It doesn't seem to have screws nor a button. I need to rewire the cables because of them started to split. Any ideas how to get it out?
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how do I change the lightbulb in a pendulum lamp?

how do I change the lightbulb in a pendulum lamp like this shown in the image?
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How to connect several led lamps (G9 Connector), to a cable wire

For my home I would like to connect several led lamps (G9 Connector), to a cable wire. I thought to cut the wire in several points, and using an electrical tape, to connect it directly. I don't want ...
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All the lamps in my house won’t work

So the other day I bought a cheap lamp. Plugged it in etc and the bulb blew straight away. After that my other lamp stopped working (which was plugged into the same socket). Changed the lightbulbs ...
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A cornucopia of doubts on ballasts?

I want to buy and use some 54W T5 lamps. I have found some ballasts in a nearby shop. I have the following questions: One of them advises 1x110W T10/T12 or 1X85W T12. Can I use it on two 54W T5 lamps?...
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Can a one way lamp swtich be converted to a 3 way switch? [closed]

Curious if I can convert a single turn switch on a lamp to a 3 way switch? Thank you
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DIY copper lamp earthing

I'm planning on building a copper pipe based lamp along the lines of this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Pipe-Table-Lamp/ I currently have a lamp holder terminal of this brand: https://s-...
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Lamp socket question

What are the endings at the end of the wires of this light bulb socket called? I can't seem to find any like this online. Thank you