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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

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
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Can I control two lamps from one pullchain?

I have two bedside swag lamps, one on each side of the bed. Each one has a plug that goes into the wall. They each have a pull chain for use in turning them on. I would like it if, when I pull the ...
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Can I power a lamp from both the switched and unswitched halves of a split outlet?

I have a split socket power source(upper is on a wall switched and lower is full time power). My desire is to have a reading lamp come on and off with the other lights in the room with the wall switch,...
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What material should I use to hold a live lamp piece in place?

I am repairing a lamp whose plastic rotary knob has degraded and broken (as seen on the right of the photo below). The knob originally moved a small metal pin, which conducted the electricity for the ...
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Outdoor lamp installation without outlet box

I am replacing my old outdoor lamp. The new lamp has an X-shaped mounting bracket. However, my outlet does not have an outlet box (see pic), or may be there is one but the stucco has covered it. There ...
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Gluing metal and glass pieces of a lamp (Artemide Demetra)

I need to fix a Artemide Demetra Parete (Wall) lamp. When it was hit by accident, its arm swung against a cabinet standing next to it apparently hard enough for its cover disk to come off. As you can ...
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Could a wall dimmer switch be connected as part of the power cord for a table lamp (UK

I'm not very experienced with wiring/electrics and wondering if I could use a wall dimmer switch to control a table lamp? I'm using UK 3 core wiring and 40W bulb. I would like to install the dimmer ...
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Shortening a pendant lamp cord without cutting it

I need to install a pendant lamp that has a cord that is way too long for the room it's being installed in. The lamp has a canopy (I believe that is the correct term in English; the small cup screwed ...
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Is it ok that my hanging ceiling lamp isn't grounded?

I have a ceiling lamp that needs to hang about 12 inches below due to slanted ceiling. I bought a canopy that covers up the box and extended the hot & neutral wires to the lamp itself using a ...
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Strange lamp behaviour

I have an exterior lamp that is controlled by a standard switch and a 'timed-relay' (I push a button and light stays on for 3 minutes), I think those two are wired in parallel as if the lamp is on and ...
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Wiring - 230V on a 120V 18/2 wire?

I have brought US lamps to the UK. The sockets are rated 300W, but the cables are 18/2 gauge rated 10A/120V (UL rated, purchased 3 years ago). What would happen if I ran 230V at 0.05 amp with a 9W ...
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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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fluorescent Tube F15 T8 Not working

I have a desk lamp that takes 2 fluorescent tubes F15 T8. The current tubes work but I wanted new ones. I just purchased new tubes and they don't work at all. Any idea what is the difference between ...
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2 wire lamp cord - which one is live?

I'm replacing a feed-through switch on an IKEA (Canada) floor lamp. Its using an SPT 2 cable (photo attached). Both wires have the same insulation color and both are copper. Neither is ribbed (as far ...
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Is there any reason testing the neutral line on a dimmer light socket wouldn't work?

I am repairing a vintage lamp and replacing the socket with a dimmer socket. When I do a continuity test on the old socket, both the hot and neutral lines work. That is, they make a high-pitch noise ...
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How can I tell which wire to connect to a bayonett lamp connector?

I have a white bayonet lamp connector that has no markings to show where to connect the brown and blue wires. Any suggestions? thanks.
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How do I wire this ceiling lamp?

I have this metal ceiling lamp but it have two earth wires, one for the holder on the ceiling and one for the cover of the bulb, and I don't know if I have to connect them to the house wires or just ...
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Floor lamp - what is this part?

I would like to repair this floor lamp. The piece in the picture has snapped but I’ve no idea what it’s called to get a new part. Can anyone help?
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How to reduce a nut from 32mm to 9.8mm [closed]

I am trying to build a lamp with a metal pipe (32mm thread, left side of image) and an e27 socket with a 9.6mm screw (right side of image). Any ideas on how to reduce the size of the nut? I have found ...
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How to wire G9 socket base?

I'm trying to replace broken lamp part, but have no idea how to wire G9 ceramic socket base like presented below. How to attach wires inside these little holes? Is there some additional parts - plugs ...
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Simple remote outdoor light switch that fits in a receptical box

Upfront warning - I am pretty sure I am lacking the nomenclature to ask this succinctly. I am installing an outdoor lamp with a store bought motion detector on a post about 30ft from the house. In ...