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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fitting glass lampshade given standard ceiling pendant

I have a standard British ceiling pendant room light in my hallway. I also have a glass lampshade (which is roughly a truncated cone in shape). I'd like to fit the lampshade on the pendant. The ...
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Is there such thing as a bowl shaped "ceiling bounce" lamp?

I'd like a lamp that acts like an IKEA floor lamp but without the long stick. Ideally it's bown shaped to not limit much of the light output to a tiny circle on the ceiling. I'd place a LIFX bulb in ...
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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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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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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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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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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 do I tighten retaining ring on lamp sconce

Need help with fixture. How do I tighten retaining ring on lamp sconce with out retaining ring wrench? Thanks
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