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Multiple motion sensors for multiple led strips wiring

im trying to prepare a wiring schema for my home lighting: Lobby sensor should control only lobby led strip. Stairs upper sensor should control lobby and stairs led strips. Stairs lower sensor should ...
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Dimmed LEDs flickering: is it the bulbs' or the dimmer's fault?

I have this dimmer https://www.amazon.es/iolloi-interruptor-regulador-encendido-incandescente/dp/B0894KNN65 feeding two of these lightbulbs: https://www.efectoled.com/es/comprar-bombillas-led-e27-...
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Unknown LED fixture replacement identification

After several months of trying (without really trying), I finally managed to remove my faulty ceiling LED fixture. I was expecting a standard LED bulb once the beast dismantled, alas not. I am unable ...
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Do LED lights require a special dimmer switch?

I have 9 canister lights in my kitchen that I've replaced with "replacement LEDs." The lights are on a 2-way switch, one of which is a dimmer. Things were good for about 2 years, but now ...
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LED lighting fixture driver busted - what can I replace it with?

A LED lighting fixture in my apartment (in Israel/Palestine) started flickering for a while before coming on, then went bust. I suspect it's the driver/power supply rather than the LEDs themselves, ...
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How Much Power Do LED Drivers Draw When Not Loaded?

Question is about those LED drivers that convert 120V (or whatever your house voltage is wherever you are) AC to 12V DC for driving LED light strips and the like. Do they draw power when plugged in, ...
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Looking for a way to connect LED strip to 18 AWG wire neatly

I'm installing a LED strip(2pin) lighting in our staircase. There's an 18 AWG wire coming out from each tread nosing that is attached to the LED strip a couple inches away from it. The problem I'm ...
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Replacement fan LED light

I'm trying to replace an LED light in my fan but I can't figure out what search terms to use to find a replacement bulb. Based on the documentation my fan came with, the this appears to be a 14 watt ...
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LED outdoor light, randomly off and on

I've seen a lot of similar issues on this site to this but nothing that really answers the question or doesn't apply. I've purchased a couple Outdoor LED boxes to replace some old outdoor sodium bulb ...
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Lights dim on a switch that was a 3 way

I have a Harbor Brothers (should read Harbor Breeze) ceiling fan with 4 lights in my kitchen that dims after I turn it on. The house is over 100 years old and has been through multiple remodels. It ...
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Better adhesive for LED light strips?

I just got new cabinets and am going to be installing LED light strips on the under-sides of the shelves for effect. My experience with these strips in the past is that the adhesive backing is not ...
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Is an extra 1 W that significant with LED bulbs?

I recently replaced a ceiling light fixture with a ceiling fan with two light sockets that have a maximum rating of 9 W for LED bulbs. The bulbs in the original fixture are 10 W LED and dimmable. ...
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LED lights occasional quick flicker

I recently replaced 3 incandescent BR40 light bulbs (recessed) with eco smart brand LED's. Shortly after doing so we noticed all 3 simultaneously occasionally, but not regularly, flicker off when the ...
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2 Identical Fixtures with LED Bulbs only work when one has regular bulbs in it (PICTURE)

I bought two light fixtures with 4 bulb slots, each, to replace two fluorescent lights. I also bought LED bulbs that can be controlled using an LED remote for those fixtures. The issue One of the ...
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Do I need to replace the junction box when changing LED downlight

I have 4 LED downlights in my bedroom that I want to swap out for some internet enabled ones. I wasn't the one to install them so I don't know the make/model of them. I took one out to have a look and ...
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After replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs, why am I getting flickering from some of them, but not all, on dimmer switches

I've replaced a bunch of light bulbs with LED bulbs (specifically, these: https://www.homedepot.com/p/EcoSmart-75-Watt-Equivalent-BR20-Dimmable-Energy-Star-LED-Light-Bulb-Bright-White-3-Pack-...
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Replacing Light kit of a ceiling fan, from regular bulb to a led light

I have a 2013 Fanimation Zonix ceiling fan. I want to add light kit but the one they have for that model is HUGE. The inside black and white wiring are getting hooked to a regular bulb. The new ...
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LED Backlight Strips on TV Causing External Speaker Interference

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post a question like this, but here we go. I recently purchased some LED strips for some backlight on my TV. Admittedly, these backlights are of the "...
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Linked pair of sconces won't work without one regular bulb (can't put an LED in both)

I have a problem with a pair of wall sconces that both operate from the same dimmer switch. They both work fine with an incandescent in each. When I put an LED in either, then neither work. If I ...
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Multi zone LED lighting setup

i am setting a multizone, 3 zone, system. Zone 1: 4 led puck lights Zone 2: 2 led puck lights Zone 3: 1 led strip. Each zone will be controlled by its own dimmer and a 4 zone remote control. Can this ...
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Half burnt out LED tube lights in LED-mirror panel

Recently I moved into a new flat in the dorm and faced a problem with LED-mirror-panel in the bathroom and asked the landlord to fix the problem. Despite the responsible maintenance electric company ...
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Will a dimmable LED allow me to shine a light similar in intensity to a candleflame?

I've become rather attached to the dimmable lights in my home, but I'm thinking about upgrading with dimmable LED bulbs as the incandescent ones are becoming less available. I know that it will be a ...
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Tool to slice LED stripe lengthwise

For a light setup, I need to use a particular model of led stripes. Unfortunately, the stripe with the LED model I need has a width of 12mm (and is globally only available in that width), the mounting ...
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How to connect 14 guage speaker wire to LED light strips?

I am installing 12v undercabinet led light strips in my kitchen. I have in-wall 14-2 speaker wire and I'd like to use this to connect a 4 short runs (8 ft total) of LED light strips. Most of the ...
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Hello I am new to electric work. I got these Halo Ultra thin downlight direct ceiling mounts and I need help installing them

The problem is the hole in the ceiling is 7 inch and it doesn't quite fit. Is there anything I can buy to help make it fit the hole in the ceiling or what can I do to make it fit in the hole.
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Multiway switches on 24V or 230V?

I will be redoing my room lights for 24 VDC LEDs, with multiway switches. I'm located in Poland. Should I put the switches on the 24V side or the 230V side of the circuit? What are the points to ...
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LED light dimming problem

I have problem with my recessed LED lights. I am using retrofit LED lights which is connected with can housing via TP24 connector. I have configured dimmer switch so that when I slide dimmer all the ...
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One Flickering LED Bulb On Switch with 4 Bulbs

I have a swiych with 4 overhead recessed lights on it. I recently replaced the switch with a ZOOZ Z-wave dimmer switch. It worked great. Nor problems except I had mismatched LED bulbs so they didn't ...
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LED panel wire connection space

I'm replacing old 2x2 fluorescent drop ceiling lights with LED panels. The space provided to contain the wire nuts and connections is super small. Its a 10Lbs in a 2Lb bag kind of situation. In total, ...
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Why G23 energy-saving lamps need ballast, does it make sense also for LED type?

IKEA Lival desktop lamp (like this) use a huge adapter plugging into power-socket, which should be ballast/transmitter. The lamp uses a G23 bulb from e.g. OSARAM DULUX S11 W. I feel very strange it ...
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LED Strip Lights turn on by themselves

In my kitchen I have two sets of under cabinet LED strip lights. These strips have randomly been turning on throughout the day. The strips are both controlled by a remote that signals to separate in-...
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Can I use a 18AWG wire to connect a low current (LED) light to the ceiling?

I bought a LED ceiling light with the following specifications: Wattage: 15W Voltage: 100-240V AC Current: 73mA The product doesn't come with cables, and the instructions say "use a cable that ...
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Connecting two 12V lights into a single power source

I am in the process of converting an old TV cabinet into a "barmoire" and have a question about lighting. I have two 12V LED tape lights and I would like them both to be switched using a ...
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Why are some of my string of LED lights dimmer than the rest?

I have an outdoor LED light chain, which consists of two parts. This morning when I got up the second part of the LED chain had begun glowing very faintly (see image). The first part of the chain (...
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Can i use a 9w led in a 6.5w lamp

My lamp has a label on it that says Max 6.5w 120v 60hz, but I have bulb that I wanted to use that is 9w LED. The bulb that was in there before was also an LED 6.5w. Would I be able to use a 9w LED ...
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LED lights turning on/flickering when lights on another switch are on

I know there are a number of other questions on similar topics, but I could use some more specific ideas on this case. I've recently wired up 3 sets of recessed 9W LED lights in my basement, each on a ...
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LED bulbs flash once, turn off. Unscrew one and screw back in they all turn on?

Had a ceiling fan with cheap LED bulbs, they would flicker a lot and had an electrician tell me cheap bulbs can do that. So bought some GE and now when I turn it on they flash once. I’ll unscrew one ...
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Splitting wire to LED strip?

I have plain white LED strips under 3 of the cabinets in the kitchen of my newly purchased house with separate low voltage wires coming out of the wall leading to a connector on each of them. The ...
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Remotely controllable LED dimmer?

Can I use a product like this Skylink MD-318 remote dimmer module to control LED lights like these LED downlights? I've contacted Skylink (the company that manufactures the dimmer module) and they ...
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Some LED lights on the circuit fail to turn on while others do not

We have two sets of LED ceiling lights. One stays on, the other (which has three lights) looks like it's pulsing turning ever so slightly on then dimming to off repeatedly. The only change is we ...
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Can light cover to soften harsh led bulbs

We are replacing 6 incandescent bulbs in our kitchen ceiling cans with LEDs. The light is now so bright and harsh it looks like a hospital operating room in a bad horror movie. Any suggestions on ...
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Why don't some LED lights work in my ceiling fan?

I replaced the two incandescent light bulbs in my Hunter model 28679 ceiling fan with 3000k 7w LEDs. All works fine but I want them to be brighter and to be a different color/hue of light. So I ...
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Sizing a landscape lighting transformer

I'm surprised this hasn't come up before but I did a search here and didn't find anything, so here goes. I need to power a dozen 12VDC LED deck post lights, each drawing 1.6 watts. I want to place ...
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Grounding question with replacement to ceiling LED

I want to replace my 40 year old spot light cans with LED lighting. My issue: the cans are 6 inch and not very deep. They are bell shaped and lack the tension spring clips which wouldn't work anyway ...
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How much light is too much light? [closed]

I'd like to improve the poor lighting in my 10' x 12' home office (currently a single small overhead LED located in the center of the room; my wife and I have desks at either end of the space). The ...
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AC to DC transformer for LED

Can someone tell me where AC to DC conversion happens in this type of LED light ? This is retrofit LED light which fits into can which has AC current. How and where does it step down voltage and also ...
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Integrated LED sconce turns on and then immediately turns off

I just moved into a new home which has two bathrooms with identical LED vanity lights, https://www.minkagroup.net/p5217-077-l.html. In each bathroom, when you flip the switch for the vanity light, it ...
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Why do my brand new LED lights work fine sometimes but sometimes are dim with dark spots?

I have 2 4ft LED light tubes in my kitchen, sometimes they turn on just fine and work all day but some days they only turn on half way, both of them are very dim and one of them has a dark spot in the ...
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How to remove old-work ceiling light fixture box attached to conduit pipes

I am trying to install thin LED recessed lights in my hallway. I need to remove the old ceiling box, as shown in the picture. I tried to remove the box for the whole day but was unsuccessful. I cut ...
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Placement of transformer for indoor/outdoor LED light string

The LED light string is labeled for Indoor/Outdoor use but there is a warning on the box that the transformer must be indoors. That seems as though the light string is NOT suitable for outdoor use. I ...

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