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LED Light fixture suggestions [closed]

I recently moved my office to a basement room. The lights in this room were never a concern before but now I am noticing that they are blindingly white and one of them obstructs my camera quality on ...
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LED MR16 Flickers - sometimes

I have connected my MR16 bulbs as shown below. Bulb flickers sometime and I don't see a pattern on flickering. I saw flickering when I just connected one driver with two bulbs as well. What could be ...
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Adding a dimmer switch for led cabinet lights to existing circuit

I have a single light switch that controls the overhead lights in my kitchen. I want to install new LED strip for my kitchen cabinets and have them controlled from a new dimmer switch next to the ...
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need help with Countertop LED Backlighting

I run a general contracting company and my salesperson bit off more than we could chew on this job lighting up a translucent countertop. The wrong parts were ordered and I am now in a spot that I am ...
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How can I retrofit these GX24q lights with BR30 led lights?

I bought some Philips Hue retrofit recessed BR30 smart lights to replace my kitchen lights. My current lights are GX24Q bulbs. I know I need to bypass the ballast. Here’s picture of the light kit and ...
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Possible to change LED light color when Junction box does not have a switch?

Is it possible to switch these lights (pictures attached) to Daylight White color when junction box does not have the switch on it? (Context : Older owners have installed these lights in the entire ...
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How to prevent inrush current caused by LED bulbs from tripping a breaker?

I have a 15A circuit in my house which has only two things that draw meaningful current: my TV and a set of 8 LED floodlights around my house's exterior. The TV draws max 150W and the bulbs (Sylvania ...
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Looking to DIY some LED crown moulding in my home, I feel like crown moulding is something I can make myself. Looking for cheap ideas [closed]

I have a small livingroom that I'm looking to add some LED crown moulding to as a form of indirect lighting since there's no overhead light in this room. I've looked at some websites and found a few ...
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Why do my bulbs flicker with a TCP 1-gang Smart Switch?

I just had a TCP 1-Gang Smart Switch installed to control two outside wall lamps (Pictured - and it is NOT a dimmer) and the LED bulbs flicker and go dim when I switch on. But it is supposed to be LED ...
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M16 dimmable LED flickering with dimmable switch

I recently moved to home and decided to replace halogen MR16 with LED MR16. I bought DiCUNO MR16 LED Light Bulbs (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B2525LNG?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details) ...
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Is this LED light fixture compatible with a dimmer switch? (Photo attached)

I have three of these recessed LED light fixtures on the ceiling of my apartment kitchen (Virginia, USA, brand new construction). All three lights are controlled by one switch. They are extremely ...
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Variable speed brushless sander causing some LED lights to dim

I have a variable speed brushless sander (Festool ETS EC 150/5) that causes flickering/dimming issues with my dimmable overhead kitchen lights. The bulbs are 6x Philips Ultra Definition BR30 (7.5W ...
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How to fix flickering appliance LED lighting that is wired in series with a diode for dimming?

I have a KitchenAid 48-inch range hood liner for custom range hoods. Overall, it's a decent appliance, and I like it. It's advertised (on the linked page and others) as coming with "Four LED ...
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LED power supply with no ground, on what looks like a GFCI breaker

I am installing 12V LED strip lighting in 5 closets of my home. My intention is to use a single Mean Well HLG-185H-12A power supply in the attic, and then run low voltage wire to each closet through a ...
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Would I be able to use LED bulbs with these fixtures that only say incandescent?

I’m sure the answer is yes I can, but is it safe and will the life of the LED hold up? https://www.lowes.com/pd/Z-Lite-Lagoon-15-in-Matte-Black-Transitional-Flush-Mount-Light/1002825630 https://www....
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How to power multiple LEDs and motion sensors on chair rail molding all throught the house

I'm trying to connect multiple smart LED strip lights and motion sensors that will be installed inside the chair rail molding all throughtout the house. The LEDs will need a timer and remote control, ...
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Connecting LED lights to AC Power (flicker @ 50hz)

I have two 150 Watt LED Panels bought from aliexpress directly connected to my Power socket. Obviously they flicker 50 times a second due to alternating current. What's the simplest way to get rid of ...
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How to replace strip lights with LED down lights?

I have an old, broken, mains-powered, strip light fixture mounted under a cabinet like this: Is it possible to buy an LED light fitting that I can wire straight in, if I just remove the old fixture? ...
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What size breaker and wire for 315' for outside light post

I am installing lights on 30' light poles for beach volleyball courts. What size breaker and wire for runs up to 315'? 100 amp service provided to the panel. Can 20 amp breaker be used without ...
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Can I run low voltage wires through a wall for LED strips?

The setup will be: outlet -> 24V driver -> Bluetooth connected by remote -> 16 gauge wire run through wall studs -> LED strips (about 20 feet away) Is this an ok setup safety wise? Is it ...
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Electric wiring for new LED lights when missing ground wire

I am changing basement lights to new LEDs. The old light fixtures turned on/off via pull string and only two wires (white/black). The new LEDs are the same with the addition of a ground wire. My ...
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Can I replace a 1.25w LED stair light fixture with a 2w LED light fixture on a string of 7 light fixtures? [duplicate]

What can I replace a discontinued 1.25w 350mA LED stair light fixture with (7 light run, 1.25w ea)? Can I replace it with a lower 1w fixture or can I replace it with a higher 2w fixture? Is the mA of ...
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Why isn't this recessed light working?

I have 9 HALO (HLBSL6099FS35-4PK) LED recessed lights on an Eaton Universal dimmer switch. When I turn the switch on, 8 of the 9 lights turn on. Power flows from the switch, through the 8 working ...
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LED dimmer switch

I have removed an old dimmer switch to find 3 black wires and 3 red wires. The black wires were connected together as per the photo. The single red wire was in L1 and 2 red wires were in L2. I tried ...
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Replace dimmer after changing to LED lights?

I just replaced the guts of some ceiling cans with retro plug in LED lights. However, I didn't replace the 40 year old dimmer with a dimmer for LEDs. Is that a fire hazard?
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Old UK wiring - installing an LED dimmer switch

I am trying to install this LED dimmer switch - https://www.simplyled.co.uk/phoebe-led-intelligent-smart-touch-sensitive-220w-dimmer-switch-wifi/ please note I am not intending to use the 'smart' ...
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I’m having trouble with led tube lights replacing fluorescent tubes and still using ballasts

I replaced the old fluorescent tube bulbs with Phillips led tube lights a couple of years ago and have had problems ever since. The bulbs would turn off when they warmed up and turn back on when they ...
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Does a lighting fixture without a ground wire need one? [duplicate]

I just bought a lighting fixture (a LED light) that has a power and a neutral line, but no ground. Is this typical for newer low power lighting, or is this lighting fixture just trash? There are no ...
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Why don't my low-voltage LED lights work without an incandescent? [duplicate]

I have three T3 puck lights on each side of my kitchen under my cabinets. The 3 for each side are powered by a 12V supply (2 supplies) from the basement and each individually have a low voltage wire ...
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LED lights turn on and off by themselves with buzz

I had someone replace my ceiling lights with LEDs. There are 10 lights on the circuit. After a while some of the lights will turn off and then turn on again. I haven't noticed any discernible pattern ...
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AC23678 - What does it mean on an LED light bulb?

I'm trying to replace all the 36deg beam angle LED light bulbs in my home with bulbs with a much greater beam angle. While trying to shop for the right bulbs, I came across the spec "AV23678"...
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Want to replace dimmer switch with smart switch. I think I have a 3 way dimmer?

I have a dimmer switch and a regular switch in two different locations. Both control one set of lights. Is this called a 3 way dimmer switch? The 3 way dimmer switch is the master and the regular ...
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Replace under cabinet halogen lights with LEDs

In my theater room I have 8 halogen puck lights that are mostly not working and I want to replace them with LED puck lights. On one side of the room I have access to the wiring in the attic. The ...
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Can I install LED light strip in place of stove range hood light?

the florescent light in my stove hood range stopped working. After replacing the bulb & starter I hired a technician to diagnose the problem. Apparently the control board is not functioning ...
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Do I need to install a junction box before installing a LED strip light fixture?

I would like to replace 15 year old Fluorescent 4 foot strip light fixture (electric ballast, T8, two light, 32W), it looked like this. This is in a closet ceiling. I was a bit surprised that when I ...
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Disable dimmer function and leave on off function

I have this dual dimmer in my bedroom controlling two ceiling lamps. One of the lamps and dimmer never worked by the way. The working ceiling lamp, led light bulbs flicker even at maximum strengtht. ...
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Light bulb Flickering In Wall Socket but not plugged in Lamp

In my living room. When I screw in a light bulb with 5000k in a preinstalled wall socket, then turn on the light, it flickers on and off indefinitely. When I screw it into a lamp I plugged into an ...
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LED Spotlights - Not Turning on (Despite Power being present)

I have nine 4" LED spotlights (9W each) running in the bedroom, they're recently installed in the bedroom on their own 15Amp circuit. I had them running for a little while maybe 2 hours, and then ...
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Can I replace this old light switch with a countdown timer?

California house built around 1983. I have just replaced an old incandescent porch light fixture with an integrated LED sconce, working fine on the existing on/off light switch. Now I want to replace ...
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Why a tube light is going bad on a particular fixture every now and then

As you can see two tube lights are there in terrace under the shade of tin-can shed. Both the tube light's energy supply is handled by one switch but the tube light that I attach in the particular ...
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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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Replacing an incandescent bulb with an LED causes another LED to be less bright

I have a set of 2 recessed bulbs controlled by the same switch. After one of them burned out (it was an incandescent bulb), I replaced it with an LED bulb, which worked fine. Right after, I replaced ...
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Are integrated LEDs a riskier purchase than screw-in bulbs? [closed]

A lot of LEDs on the market these days are "integrated", meaning that the LEDs themselves and the housing is all bundled together. You screw the whole thing into the ceiling, and connect the ...
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How can I warm the color of cool white LED fixtures? [closed]

I recently installed recessed LED lights (very thin, which was needed for the ceiling). But the color of the LEDs is so bright and glaring! The lights are on a dimmer and are still too bright and blue-...
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Need help with LED spotlight and Driver

I have a problem with my driver which doesn’t power up my currently 4 Led GU5.3 bulbs 5W. The driver is LPV-60-12. I want to install 10 spotlight in a parallel wire. I have 4 LED Spotlight bulb GU5.3 ...
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Bathroom Lighting Switch/Motion Sensor solution

I have a bathroom mirror with built in led lighting around the mirror casing. It is controlled by a touch switch on the front of the mirror. I would like to control the light by using a motion ...
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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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What is this light fixture type? I have never seen it anywhere before. (North America)

A couple of these lights went out in my bathroom. Brought the light-bulb to HomeDepot where staffs there also couldn't identify it. No other markings found except for the "Type T Shielded" ...
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Are IC rated recessed LED drivers safe to be in contact with insulation?

Sounds like a dumb question, I know IC stands for Insulation Contact, but I'm not sure if both the LED panel and driver can be covered in direct contact with insulation. I touched a driver today and ...
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Outdoor string lights plug adapter? [closed]

My back porch does not have any external outlets. The porch light has this F13BX/827 double LED light, which is requires a 2 pin gx23 base. I was wondering if there are any adapters that can go into ...
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