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Convert wall lamp from receptacle power to 120V AC cord/plug

I have a wall lamp which is supposed to be connected directly to the mains power in the wall. I don’t have access to those lines and don’t want to play with them anyway. Is it possible to connect a ...
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Disable motion sensor for a ceiling lamp

I recently moved in to a new rented apartment (Netherlands) and there is a motion controlled ceiling lamp in the entrance hall which is highly annoying as it triggers off slightest movement. Here is ...
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Change broken wire from socket of standing lamp

Attached image of socket . I couldnt figure out how to remove two end of wire from socket. Wire is broken and I would like to install new wire in this socket. If you attached any video link or thread ...
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Lamp hanging on gypsum acoustic panel [closed]

I am thinking of adding a Philips Ensis to my dinner room, but the ceiling has acoustic panels on it. I am not sure what the material is, but I think it is gypsum. Can it be done? I would really like ...
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lamp base fill material

The photo is the base of a floor lamp. The material is intended to fill the base and provide enough weight to make the lamp stable. I don't know what caused it to crack apart after these years, but ...
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IKEA ceiling light wiring - only 1 wire?

Only 1 wire (yellow + green) coming out of my ceiling. Can I plug it into my IKEA lamp? If so, to connect with the blue or brown wire? I had reposted the question earlier WITH photo. Here it is again:
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Notification lamp shuts off if any one of 3 phase supply is lost

I have a 3 phase well pump that I would like to wire up a 120 volt indicator lamp that if any one of the 3 phases that feed the pumps shut down then my lamp will then shut off so I can tell from a ...
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For the electric wire of a lamp, is the ribbed wire connected to the taller prong?

Does the ribbed wire get connected to the taller prong on the outlet?
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How do I wire my ceiling lamp?

I have two white wires, two black wires, two bare wires and a red wire coming from junction box. My ceiling lamp has one copper wire, one white one black and one green wire. How do I connect these ...
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Can I wire a table lamp with white 0.5 mm sq 3-core copper wire in the UK?

Can I wire a table lamp with white 0.5 mm sq 3-core copper wire in the UK? The wire is labelled 0.5 mm sq 3-core. Is that the cross section area of the copper itself or the cross-section of all the ...
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How to fix this lamp? [closed]

I really only need to screw the nut onto the bolt, but both are stripped, and parts of the end of the bolt have chipped off, so I can't. Would superglue work? I can't replace the nut or remove the ...
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Can a 4 wire dimmer lamp be installed with 3 wires?

I'm sorry about not knowing the terminology/what exactly is going on but our maintenance worker told us we can't install our ceiling lamp with a dimmer switch and I just wanted to check on here to see ...
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Can I just replace the LED controller of my lamp?

I've bough this lamp. After turning the light off with the switch, not the remote control, my lamp forgets it's color, brightness settings. Plus it turns on with a random color/brightness which ...
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Can I use a universal power adapter for this old Ikea lamp?

I bought this old Ikea lamp from a thrift store the other day, but it is missing its original power adapter. It's got this plug that looks like an old RCA cable. I saw on reddit that the original ...
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Is it possible to convert a pull-chain lamp to a "turn-knob"?

I have a pull-chain lamp that is in need of repair (the pull-chain doesn't always turn the lamp on) Would I able to swap this out with a turn-knob? I have seen some youtube videos, but they all mostly ...
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Push-button light switch on/off reversed

I bought an office lamp with a power button that you push to activate, where having the light on means the button is further out (up) than off, and having the light off means the button is further in (...
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Combine string lights with lamp bulb?

Is it possible to combine 5 watt electric LED string lights with E26LED lamp socket to be powered with a single switch? The hope is to use a single switch to light up the planets (string lights) and ...
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Is it ok to put a ceramic lamp holder (for high brightness LED) in between joists in basement?

In my small, unfinished, low basement are currently two fluorescent tubes as main lights. This is how it looks when I take a picture from the floor straight up to the ceiling of the basement: I would ...
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Bringing a European pendant lamp back to the US, and changing it from hardwire to plugin

I'm in Spain and want to purchase this beautiful pendant lamp. I've done some research and it seems I'll be able to use a US bulb pretty easily. However, the lamp is hardwired and my apartment doesn't ...
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How would you secure a lamp socket in a wooden hole?

Suppose you have a wooden block. You drill one hole through for the cable, and then another shallower to put the socket into that holds the lamp. How would you forward to secure the socket. I've ...
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Install pendant light without ground wire or grounding screw

I bought some secondhand Belux Cloud 30 pendant lights that didn’t come with the original ceiling box, and I’m trying to install it in the ceiling box from the pendant light that was previously ...
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Airtight seal around ceiling lamp holder

I would like to make an airtight seal around a cheap IKEA ceiling lamp holder since I started having silverfish creep out of it and fall into the lamp. (One silverfish every few days for the past two ...
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Buzzing sounds from dimmable floor lamp

I have a floor lamp which is dimmable and has a box (ballast?) connected and controlling the brightness. It's making a loud buzzing sound when turned on. What can I do to fix it?
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Replacement lamp shade [closed]

I would like to replace the lamp shade for the lower light. I could fabricate something. The knurled ring can be tightened down. Anyone have any ideas on what material to use for the shade.
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Sourcing replacement SPT-1 16/2 lamp wire for chandelier

I'm trying to re-wire a chandelier (8-light-candelabra) and am having a devil of a time finding wire that matches what came out of it...I didn't know better, so went to lowes and got 18/2 wire (that ...
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What is the most cost effective way of installing a blue light free secondary lighting system for night use?

I want to improve my sleep, and one thing that could help would be to reduce blue light as much as possible from 9pm onwards. Currently, I have 2700k overhead LED bulbs but that's still a bit bright. ...
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How to remove/replace wiring in vintage lamp

How do I go about removing/replacing old wiring in a LOUIS KALFF 1950's Desk Lamp? There is no way the wire will pull through! Pic included to illustrate problem.
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How to add an outlet to a light switch in this specific situation? [duplicate]

I added an outlet to a light switch (see pictures). But the light switch is not working anymore (was working properly before the outlet addition). The ceiling light is on and is controlled by the ...
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Dimmer will only work with one specific LED--what might be going on?

I have a dimmable, single-bulb, lamp from Crate & Barrel. The socket says it can take bulbs up to 150w. It came with a dimmable 1w LED bulb which works fine, but is not very bright. I have tried ...
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Not using the third prong on a plug end

I've wired a lamp holder using some lamp wire, with two wires. On the end, I've added a plug end that has a ground prong. I didn't connect anything to the ground prong. I've plugged it into a grounded ...
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12V lamp has current with volt meter but bulb does not light

I have an Ikea Farja 12V desk lamp which does not light the bulb. I tried a few bulbs and they did not light so I tested the voltage with the probe in the sockets and it showed 12V. I then connected ...
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Can I use a LED bulb with an Alba Halo6 standing lamp?

I'm using an Alba HALO6 floor-standing lamp: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alba-HALO6-Halogen-Floor-Black/dp/B000KTCBXA, with a halogen R7s bulb. Can someone tell me if I can use this with a dimmable LED ...
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How to connect loose earth wire to hanging lamp

I bought a hanging lamp which came with two wires (L and N) connected to it, plus a loose earth wire with a "ring" attached to it (see photo below). I would need to connect the lamp to the ...
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Diagnosing lamp electrical issues: 3-socket floor lamp has resistance for each socket, but no power

I am trying to fix this floor lamp It is a standing floor lamp with 3 bulbs and a rotating switch that has 3 positions: 1 bulb on, 2 bulbs on, 3 bulbs on, or off A couple of weeks ago I saw a spark ...
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Maybe Failed Ikea Aventurin Ceiling Lamp

I have an Ikea Aventurin ceiling lamp that has stopped working. I opened up the lamp itself and discovered it has a 8 amp fuse inside. The fuse looks fine but I'd like to replace it as a first step ...
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Removing power cord retainer from floor lamp

I bought a Nickle floor lamp years ago from lowes. And its been working fine but just recently it stopped lighting up. I checked the bulb and its not that. I have not been able to progress any further ...
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Modifying a touch lamp to control a smart bulb [closed]

I have two (I think) inexpensive desktop/bedside touch lamps that I would like to integrate into a smart home. They work well enough if I just use smart bulbs in them until a cat touches them and they ...
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What kind of gloves should I use to change a projector lamp?

I have an Epson 9300 projector and the lamp is defective. A new original lamp with caddy costs €210, the single lamp without caddy costs €110. I have already opened the caddy and the replacement is ...
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Lava lamp UK to Canada

I've recently buy a lava lamp and it only works for EU, all of it is 220-240V. First I've buy the plug adapter (not converter for V) the light bulb is 240V R39 E14 30W, and it doesn't exist in 120V, ...
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What is the difference between these two ceiling wire configurations?

I see two types of ceiling wire configurations in a flat (in Germany). They seem to be both 3-wire, but each type of wire is doubled in the first type, compared to the second type. The first type is ...
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What is this lightbulb and how do I change it?

The lightbulb pictured below is in a ceiling lamp fixture in the United States and is probably original to the house, meaning approximately 1985 vintage. There is no lettering or labeling I can see on ...
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Installed ceiling lamp, but phase meter screwdriver lights up when testing its body, neutral line

I had to change a ceiling lamp, electrical installation (Europe, 240V) is quite old and i've no idea how it works. The old lamp had 3 bulbs and a wall double switch can light up 2 of the bulbs and/or ...
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Can this lamp socket handle a splitter/adapter that takes multiple light bulbs?

I'd like to add two socket adapters to this lamp in order to put 4 bulbs in it to get more light. However, I'm confused by the message saying MAX 60 W Type A OR 10 W LED OR lamp adapter. Will this ...
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Chandelier lamp mounting

We had some work done in a room with a chandelier lamp. To get it out of the way, they raised it up using a couple of plastic cable ties through its chain and left with it like that. I figured it was ...
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Wiring 3 separate lightbulb holders to 1 footswitch (floorlamp)

I have very little electrical experience, so apologies in advance. I have three E27 bulb sockets/holders - each has its own footswitch and mains plug (they were sold separately like this.) What I ...
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I have several 4' fluorescent lamps (F40T12) and 8' fluorescent lamps (F96T12/DX) that need LED Replacements. HELP! [closed]

I am working on a job where I have several 4' fluorescent lamps (F40T12) and 8' fluorescent lamps (F96T12/DX) all from Phillips and the owners are wanting LED replacements for them. We don't know what ...
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Attaching wires to a socket

I have a floor lamp with an unwired lamp socket. I've taken the pieces apart so I now have a) the exposed wiring (see below) and b) the lamp socket where the exposed wiring needs to connect to (see ...
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Can 18/2 wire be used in the UK?

I'm in the US and creating a table lamp for a relative in England. I have a UK standard plug and had planned on using 18/2 lamp wire. I of course want the lamp to be safe. The lamp will be using a 40 ...
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Tightening brass piano lamp arms—no obvious method

This was a very expensive lamp 35 years ago. The two rotating pivot points have to adjustment screw or nut. They were held by friction but now won’t hold at all. There is a brass “cap” which I ...
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Why does my LED lamp flash with new driver?

The driver for my LED lamp was broken and I ordered a new one online. Here you can see the specifications of the old one: I tried to match these specifications as good as possible and bought the ...
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