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How dangerous is an LED Strip on a aluminum foil base covered with cloth? [closed]

I am helping in a DIY project where a there is a carnivore plant and and it has a tongue. The plan is to make a tongue out of foil, wrap it in OSRAM Smart+ LEP strip and cover in cloth. The question ...
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Make LED light strip darker

I have installed a 15m long flexible solid LED light strip in my living room (precise model). It works well, but the only problem is that it is far too bright. I was expecting some nice "mood ...
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LED strips flickering on startup only

I have a light fixture I just converted to LEDs. It uses a 12V LED strip cut into 4 sections, with each pair connected to a 40W constant voltage 12V power supply. Each pair draws about 28W. When I ...
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Fan/Light combo with Remote. When turned on with switch, the led flash once

We have a guest room in our house that has a light/fan combo that is controlled by on switch. When I turn the switch on and the LEDs are set off, the fan will start to spin, I can hear what sounds ...
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Is light flickering only on camera bad?

I have installed lights in my house. The lights don't seem to flicker to the naked eye. However, when I look at the camera feed on my iPhone, the light is flickering at a very high speed. Is this bad ...
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Why does one LED light turn off/flicker when adjacent dimmer switch is at 100%

We have an LED light fixture over our kitchen island. After about 2 years of use, it just stopped working (when you turn the fixture on via dimmer switch you can hear a humming coming from the fixture,...
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LED dimmer inconsistency after 9 months

I had a 3 new ceiling fan and LED light dimmer installed last year. The dimmer worked great for 9+ months. Recently the light, in all 3 locations, started having problems. At first the lights wouldn't ...
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Bypass ballast (2-color wires only)

I have a Keystone KTEB-240-1-TP ballast I want to bypass. But it’s wiring is different than diagrams I find. This ballast just has red and blue wires that go to the lamps. All the reds go to the 2 ...
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Ceiling fan light flickers when fan is used

I have a double-gang box with a Leviton dimmer switch, a Lutron fan switch, and ran 14/3 to a Hunter 53408 ceiling fan. I wired everything up and the controls work well, independently; the Leviton ...
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Lower non-dimmable ceiling light brightness

I've bought https://hausofinteriors.com/collections/ceiling-lighting/products/the-cloud and had it installed in a home in the UK. It's incredibly bright, to the point where it's unusable. I'd like to ...
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Is the lifespan of a led affected drastically by the type of sensor?

I put a led flood lamp with a movement sensor in the garden. As far as I understand it has a light sensor and a motion i.e infrared sensor. The latter only fires the light if the environment ...
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LED strip Lights stopped working

I purchased 10 LED strip lights from Amazon. The are 48 inch aluminum body with a stip of LEDs. They plug directly in to 120 household voltage. The company says you can link 5 fixtures together. I ...
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IP68 LED strip installation underwater (suitable methods and materials)

I need to install IP68-rated RGB LED strips in a pool. The LED strips will be submerged in water. What would be the right method to do so? I can think of a few options: Use the 3M tape on the reverse ...
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How to adapt 12-2 ceiling light circuit to LED light fixture's smaller guage push in WAGO connectors

I am replacing an older incandescent fixture that had a box in the ceiling with wire nuts connecting to the 12-2 romex in the box. The new fixture is an LED with integrated JBox. There are "WAGO&...
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Why won’t LED bulbs work in post lights?

My post lights had 3 incandescent bulbs each. I installed Feit LED bulbs and they wouldn’t come on. The lights are plugged into a timer; I removed the timer and they still wouldn’t turn on. When I ...
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What does this mouse pad outline plastic tube made of? [closed]

A friend of mine got me a mouse pad simular to this one Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/RGB-Mousepad-Led-Mouse-Large/dp/B08QFB5KVS/ I noticed it has this tube in the outline (the glowy part). i ...
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Does Power-Over-Ethernet help the DIYer?

Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) has come up in several answers recently as potential solutions to problems involving wiring and getting power to strange places. How does POE help the DIY person in achieving ...
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Using LED lamp in kitchen range hood

I have a Whirlpool UXT5536AAS household range hood. The owner's manual states it uses 120V, 40W maximum halogen lamps made for a G9 base. The hood does not have any controls for dimming the lamps and ...
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Do I need a junction box to direct-wire these 4' LED lamps?

I bought these Barrina 4' LED T8-form-factor lamps off of Amazon. I plan on installing them in our basement by attaching them to bare joists and wiring them to a new 15A circuit. They include a little ...
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Replacing Landscape MR11 Halogen with LED

Have read many posts on this subject with conflicting information, so help please. I have an older 250W to 12vAC outdoor landscape transformer powering 8 fixtures with 20W halogen MR11 bulbs. I want ...
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Did my LED luminaire fail because of an underpowered driver?

My LED luminaire has recently stopped working. First it started flickering, then stopped altogether, so that instead of the proper amount of light I get an extremely faint glow. Taking it apart, here ...
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Would RGB LED strip lights interfere with Ethernet cables [duplicate]

I've read that you shouldn't run your ethernet cables next to your homes power cables because there will be some interference due to the different voltages and magnetic field. Would this also apply if ...
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Ceiling lights flash bright when switched on, but then become very dim almost immediately

There are two ceiling lights in my lounge, each with three separate LED bulbs. A little while ago, I noticed that all three bulbs in one of the lights were much dimmer than usual, so tried replacing ...
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Smart 3-way dimmer switch cuts off at full brightness with incandescent bulbs - won't work with LED bulbs?

I installed TREATLIFE smart switches and dimmers throughout our entire home and there is only one 3-way dimmer switch that just won't seem to properly function. These smart switches are from Amazon (...
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LED dimming light fixtures

Can I wire two dimming led light fixtures to one dimmer? (0-10V control) My dimmer has 6 wires. AC in, AC out, and 0-10V out.
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Is the junction box necessary with flush-mount LED fixture?

Awesome and quick responses on my wiring question yesterday, and I appreciate it. I am replacing these fixtures with LED Wraparound light fixtures, but, as the ceilings are unfinished, the junction ...
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How do I wire my new fixture with fewer wires than the old fixture?

This is the original fixture. The new fixture has the standard white,black, and green wires.
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LED "Can" lights not working all over my house

We moved into our house after someone flipped it 5 years ago. The attached photos are from LED lights that are all over the house. Some work intermittently. Some not at all. I can't seem to remove it ...
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Ceiling lights wired in series?

A friend complained that all five of the recessed LED lights in her kitchen were out. The circuit breaker was good. My friend suggested replacing one of the LED units. We did this and all the lights ...
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Why is my LED light delayed in turning on?

I have various LED lights around the house, but only have issues with one lately. When it was brand new (a year ago) it worked perfectly. Recently the light, when switching on, has started delaying ...
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What can cause all LED bulbs / fixtures to rapidly flicker at the same rate?

Since last week, every LED bulb and fixture in my household is flickering at a similar rate. Incandescent and CFL are not affected. Here's what I've had done to try and diagnose the issue: Fuse panel ...
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Why are my LEDs too dim in a chandelier [duplicate]

I bought 5 LEDs to put in a chandelier in my living room. However after I put them in I see that they’re far too dim. Here’s the weird part: replace any one of them with one of the old incandescent ...
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Dimmable pool color changing LED lights

For whatever reason, color changing lights for pools are not dimmable (at least Pentair and Jandy brands - e.g. Microbrite Color) - the manual official states as such and warns about damage. Only the ...
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Incandescent bulb into circuit to reduce LED flicker When Dimming

The official Lutron support page for flickering LED bulbs says the following. Is anyone able to explain why that would help stabilize the LED lights and if there's anything similar that can be ...
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Dimmable LED in ceiling fans

The ceiling fan I just bought has dimmable LED lightbulbs. I want to replace them with a non-LED bulb. Does it have to be 'dimmable'? If so - what are the options?
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New lights installed but won’t work

My son installed some lights in my living room and tapped into an outlet to run the wires. We keep having issues with the lights sometimes working but mostly not. It doesn’t flip the breaker so it ...
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Torsion spring clips are too small for new LED torsion springs. Help!

I have purchased 32 LED lights to replace can lighting for my home. Upon trying to install, I realized the wire gauge of the new led torsion springs are thicker than the old can light wire. Because of ...
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T12, 4ea 4ft lamps, 2 old ballasts. It appears two of the lamps aren't coming on. Sometimes the fixture flickers

T12, 4ea 4ft lamps, 2 old ballasts in 20-year-old fixture. It appears two of the lamps aren't coming on. Sometimes the lamps flicker. The wooden frame is attractive, so I don't want to replace the ...
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Why is this led light flickering?

Related to this question, link, I have a very similar-looking dimmer and light. The dimmer is very old, at least 20 years, and the light is perhaps 5-8 years old. It never used to flicker. This week ...
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LED Can Lights Click When Turned on/off

I have these LED can lights all across the house. On a few of them I occasionally hear a single click sound and I'm so curious to find out why it happens and if it's a safety issue. I caught it on ...
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Is it safe to mix LED lamps with different wattages in the same fixture?

I have a lighting fixture with 3 lamps. The current ones are LED on 6W. One has burned out and I bought a replacement one at 35W. Is it OK to have 2 at 6W and 1 at 35W or should all the lamps be the ...
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Small-Scale Low Voltage Lighting Separated by 175'

I am looking to install a new, all-LED low voltage lighting system. Basically I want to illuminate the 2 edges of my lot with 100' of 12V up lights and a few path lights. It's a pretty small system, ...
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Can any light fixture be used on a dimmer

I purchased a light and don't know if it is compatible with dimmer switch. I have so far read it is more so the light bulb that that affects compatability and most light fixtures work with dimmer ...
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Weird lighting issue where dimmer affects other lights sharing line voltage

I recently replaced a regular switch with a dimmer switch, and the dimmer switch seems to be affecting my other light that draws from the same line wire. When the dimmer is at max brightness ...
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Microwave on A leg causes B leg voltage to increase, neutral issue, but how to diagnose?

I'm having an issue with flickering LEDs, the PoCo came out and upgraded my service with a brand new transformer and wiring, they did a power survey before and after and said their side is good now. ...
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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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ELV fixtures with Lutron Caseta

I've been planning on adding a couple Lutron Caseta switches to my place and while planning I've identified 2 specific fixtures that may or may not be an issue. One of them is the bathroom vanity ...
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How big can the LED light in my ceiling fan be?

I'm thinking about buying a ceiling fan that says it allows a medium-base (E26) 6W light bulb. Is that thing seriously wired for only 55 mA of current to the light bulb, or can I put (if such a beast ...
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A single can light in my kitchen goes off after a while and then comes back on a while later

Our kitchen ceiling lights are can lights in series on three-way switches. One 3-way switch is a dimmer switch. When the lights are turned on, after a while a single can light goes out and then comes ...
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Fluorescent To LED Tube Swab - Only One Side Works

I have old 4ft fluorescent fixtures in the basement (about 10 years). They are the NEW232120REBN from Lithonia. The T12s are dying out so I bought some Philips InstantFit 32W-equivalent T8 LED tubes. ...

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