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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 ...
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Problem wiring a 3-way lamp switch

I just bought a new 3-way lamp switch/socket to replace an old one that had burned out, along with 2 new 3-way bulbs. I'm almost certain I installed it correctly (ribbed - neutral, smooth - hot) but ...
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What kind of freestanding lamps can I use for > 6000 lumen up-light? [closed]

I'm renting an apartment whose living room I need to light up. I currently has one lamp hanging from the ceiling, for a 4.5m x 7.5m room, and that's ridiculously insufficient (even after using an E27 ...
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How do I choose the correct fluorescent ballast?

I have a fluorescent fixture which takes tubes. The fluorescent ballast has gone bad, or I want to upgrade to the latest. How do I select the correct ballast for my fixture?
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Wiring a home made lamp

I have a homemade 8 light lamp I need to wire. I had a class in Electricity in the 10th grade when Nixon was still in office. I do remember that I will wire the lamps in a parallel circuit. Each ...
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How do I detach the wires from this lamp ceiling socket?

This is a very stupid question, but I just cannot figure out how to detach the wires from this lamp ceiling socket. I know these wire connectors usually have a screw or some sort of lever to tighten ...
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When I plug in a dimmable lamp on the other side of the house, a GFCI outlet in my kitchen starts humming. What gives?

The GFCI outlet in the kitchen ONLY buzzes when the following two conditions are met: (1) Microwave is plugged in (2) Dimmable lamp on other side of house is turned on Any idea what could be causing ...
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How can I securely mount a ceiling lamp where no box exists?

Have a plaster ceiling that will not hold a heavy 5kg lamp.There is a ceiling rose and a hole for wires. The only alternative i can think of is drilling 6 or so heavy duty screws (through the 4 inch ...
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Are push-connect sockets intended to be reusable?

are push connection light sockets a one time use only. I disconnected the lamp cord to replace it but now the wire holes will not grip the wire.
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why is a lamp socket labeled “FOR TEMPORARY USE ONLY”?

i am hanging a ceiling lamp which came with an cord set only rated 60W -- insufficient for my purposes. poking around in my parts bins, i found a rubberized E26 socket rated something like 660W, but ...
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How long do expansion anchors last?

I have a wall sconce in my room, which is attached to the wall with two expansion anchors (dowels). They look well-fixed, but, AFAIK, they are about 20 years old. Do you know, how long dowels last, ...
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Is it safe to replace a lamp's UK 5 amp round 3 pin plug with a 13 amp rectangular 3 pin plug?

UK electrical question. I've recently come into a nice pair of lamps. Unfortunately, their plugs are 5 amp and 250v with 3 round pins (BS546A). I do not have round pin sockets in my home. Is it safe ...
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How to fix a halogen light with missing transformer plug

I have a halogen light [ikea brasa 360] where the plug/transformer is missing. Image here http://imgur.com/FMjSToJ I did a bit of research and figured I could cut the cable and solder the wire to that ...
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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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GFCI breaker with GFCI outlets trip with no load

This is my first time posting here. I hope someone can give me some help. The issue I have is new construction wiring for a driveway light and outdoor outlets at the head of the driveway. The ...
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Grounding an industrial pipe fitting lamp, which wire to use?

I'm working on creating an industrial lamp using black metal pipe fittings. Since this pipe is all metal it should be properly grounded. I'm looking around for 16/3 or 18/3 lamp cord, but finding it ...
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DIY lamp post using 4x4 pressure treated wood?

I would like to build several lamp posts for my backyard. To cut costs I am considering dadoing a channel down the middle of a 4x4 for the wiring, and covering up the dado with "ornamental" wood ...
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Is this iron pipe lamp grounded/insulated enough to be safe?

I replicated this lamp from a Home Depot tutorial. http://blog.homedepot.com/diy-industrial-lamp-cool-desk-lamp-made-from-pipe/ I'm worried that the lamp socket isn't isolated enough and that the ...
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How to install a ceiling lamp that doesn't have holes

I bought a floating lamp, I started building everything, when I noted that the holder doesn't had any holes to fix it on the roof. This are the "instructions": Here you can see my issue :( This is ...
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Building a lamp with a docking station to power my phone. [closed]

I want to make a lamp with a docking station that can power and charge my phone, can I use a junction box to combined both cables so only one cable goes to the plug?
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How do I install this lamp on my ceiling?

I'm a big time novice but determined not to hire an electrician for what is probably a simple job. This is embarrassing, I think. Here is an exposed light fixture that I have in my attic I want to ...
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Convert USB powered lamp to a remote controlled lamp

I have a bedside lamp that I own which is powered via USB and has a On/Off switch at the back. This is fairly inconvenient to turn on and off from bed. Is there any way to adjust the hardware of this ...
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How do I hook this 18-bulb lamp together?

I have an 18-bulb chandelier from Globe Electric. I need to connect 19 wires together twice inside this lamp. I've bundled the wires into 4 sets of 9 using washers and electrical tape. The ...
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Loose thread in standing lamp between base and rod

My wife just bought a lamp at Target, the kind you have to self assemble the rod from 4 hollow pipes and a base, where the electrical wire is already threaded through all of them. Each of the 4 ...
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Why isn't my halogen floor lamp working with new bulb and new dimmer switch?

I replaced the bulb and the dimmer switch. There is 120V between the connections when switched on. It varies between 115V on low and 122V on high. The bulb has continuity. I also measured the voltage ...
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Is it possible to power/turn-on LED lights through a lamp switch?

I'm trying to make a lamp from my gf's favorite beer. It's a bomber(16oz) bottle that I'm running a DIY lamp kit through. I'd like to add two little red LED lights that are connected to the switch ...
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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 ...