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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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Converting to e26 on ikea minute floor lamp

how in the world do you take the socket housing out? I’ve managed to to unclip the socket but want to remove the entire housing. I don’t see any screws anywhere either... I’m trying to convert this ...
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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 ...
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Abandoned lamp post wire causing breaker to trip

We recently had a new lawn installed and the workers removed the lamp post and clipped the underground wire. Since then, a key breaker won't reset. That breaker is tied to our garage door, our front ...
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How to get a TL light working

I have a set of fluorescent tubes (2) in my kitchen and they both do not work (noticed while I came home). Normally one of the starters is broken and I replace it but this time both lights to not ...
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Do Most LED Hallway Lighting Fixtures have replaceable lamps [closed]

Most traditional hallway lighting fixtures have replaceable lamps (bulbs). I've been told that with LED sconces that "most" do not have replaceable lamps. For an apartment building that would mean ...
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LED lamp turns off when turned on

I just bought a new LED lamp and, when I turn it on, it slowly turns off in a few seconds. Why does it so that? Is there a way to fix it?
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Lamp and dimmer installation

I'm currently installing a HALO LED SLD405930WHR (EATON) i bought the Lutron CL dimmer SCL153PRWH which is compatible according to EATON website. The HALO LED has 2 cables white and black, the jbox ...
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How to remove this ceiling lamp cover

I live in a dorm and my ceiling lamp died, i wanted to know how to remove this cover? it is attached flush to the ceiling, i tried rotating it both ways and also tried pulling it, but it wont come ...
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ok to use led ceiling fan bulb in table lamp?

Just want to be sure it is safe to use a 25w LED bulb marked as ceiling fan in a regular table lamp.
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Is it safe to convert a shunted tombstone lamp socket to a non-shunted socket by cutting the shunt?

I am looking into converting a T-8 fluorescent tube fixture to a direct-wire LED tube fixture. In addition to removing the actual ballast, I understand that the "tombstone" lamp sockets in an ...
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Need help building a ceiling lamp (LED Pin-socket Bulbs to mains)

I have tried my best to gain as much information as possible, but I am mostly stuck at the connection part. To start with here is the goal of my DIY project: Now here is what all I have bought/...
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How should I mount this ceiling light fixture?

I have a fairly heavy (a few kg) hanging lamp which came with this ceiling mount (and no instructions): So, to mount it, I can remove the bracket from the cover, screw it to the ceiling, put the ...
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Do small, modern LED lightbulbs require external heatsinks?

Circa 2012, I bought an IKEA "Stockholm" LED floor lamp (product info). Its bulb recently burnt out.1 While the product was advertised as non-serviceable, I disassembled the lamp. The lamp's ...
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Floor lamps vs ceiling lamps [closed]

Is there any difference in cost between floor lamps and ceiling lamps? If I would prefer the lowest consumption of the 2 which is more suitable?
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Can an LED Driver be mounted in a Ceiling Electrical box

Can an LED Driver be mounted in a Ceiling Electrical box? I want to install a custom LED Lamp fixture to replace the existing bedroom ceiling fixture. Will it violate code to mount the LED Driver ...
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Replacing metal halide bulb

I have a Castaldi Lighting D06K/MH150G-AL industrial lamp. It is fitted with an Osram Powerball HCI-T 150W bulb that has a flux of around 15,000 lumen. I find this to be too much and I would like to ...