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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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Should I add outlets inside my cabinets for LED lighting?

I'm replacing my kitchen cabinets. I'm planning on having two independent runs of LED strips: under the wall cabinets and toe kicks. I'm also considering lights inside some cabinets such as the lazy ...
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What batteries are available for powering outdoor LED lights?

I'm trying to build one of these myself (TLDR; It's a lighting setup for outdoor usage to illuminate a pingpong table). I would like to know what sort of batteries are available that might help me ...
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LED lights switch off every 30 seconds

So recently I have purchased a set of LED fairy lights. As soon as I turned them on without even putting them up, the lights would only turn on for 30 seconds. For example, I pressed the colour blue ...
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Alternate LED controller for LED light fixture

My wife and I bought and installed this light fixture the other day. We've been satisfied with the look, however, the LED controller and remote that came with it are absolutely awful. We were hoping ...
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Why does one set of G9 led bulbs work and others do not?

I have 2 x identical ceiling lights (each with 5 bulbs) and recently decided to change the G9 led bulbs from bright white to cool white however only 1 of the lights worked. All 5 bulbs failed to light ...
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One LED bulb in chandelier turns off after two seconds

I have a chandelier with 5 bulbs that is hooked to a dimmer. We switched the bulbs out to LED and when we turn on the light, after a couple seconds, one of the bulbs will turn off. It's not always the ...
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Lights start flickering on Luminous inverter when I connect my Desktop CPU

I am using luminous solar nxg 1100 solar inverter. At my home, I have 4 fans, one tv, 10 led lights, 3 laptops and a desktop. All the equipments work fine when there is main supply. If there is no ...
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Retrofit LED can light

In the past, I've replaced old incandescent can lights with LEDs and it has been a breeze. For the latest can light I'm replacing though, the attachment is different and I can't find an LED retrofit ...
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How to bypass ballast for T8 led [closed]

Here are pictures of my setup: Here is the led light I was using which works without removing the ballast in the other fixture. But I would still like to learn how to bypass the ballast.
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Still looking for a 3-way dimmer switch that matches my existing light switches

OK, we'll try this again. I scrubbed the question of any specific company or style names; I only included those because I was trying to be specific about my existing electrical system. I did think I ...
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Replacement Bathroom Downlight

We had a new bathroom installed a few years ago. It has four LED downlight and, over time, the lights have all burned out. I replaced one of the lights a few years ago, but can't remember what type ...
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Why are lights flickering, but only in one room?

I'm in the UK in an old house with fairly old wiring. In one room, I have a 5-bulb light fitting with LED bulbs. I've been battling for months a problem that they are not constant brightness - ...
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4 New LED lights, Last one flickering

Just bought a house and took out old ugly garage-looking lights from the kitchen (long bulb in a frame with thin plastic covers), and cut some holes to put in 4 slim recessed LED lights. There are two ...
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How best to isolate dirty power caused air conditioners or other motor driven devices at the dirty device itself?

I have two air conditioners that are the source of some voltage fluctuation/line noise in my home. The two A/C's running at the same time is definitely and unambiguously at fault. This is primarily a ...
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One LED has massive delay before turning on

I searched for similar issues, but didn't find one exactly like I am experiencing. I recently replaced four old light fixtures with LED light fixturess in an existing room. I used these: https://www....
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Am I allowed to surface mount a hardwire LED Driver

I'm installing new LEDs for under cabinet lighting. The kit I'm looking at comes with a hardwired transformer/driver. It has clips for screwing it to a wall or the underside of a cabinet. But one ...
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T12 Fluorescent ballast bypass not working

I have a solid state electronic ballast that houses T12 Fluorescent tubes. Recently one of them burnt out and I want to change it to LED fluorescent tubes. I bought 2 Phillips universal fit tubes. I ...
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replacing a CFL dimmer with an LED dimmer for recessed lighting

I want to replace my old recessed lighting with new integrated LED recessed lighting. My old dimmer switch specifically says for CFL. The old dimmer has 2 black wires coming out of the back of it ...
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How can I connect extention wires to this 3-pin 8mm LED strip?

I have two LED strips like the image below: The strips are several feet apart. I plan on running some wires through my cabinetry to connect the two, but I'm looking for a clean way to make the ...
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Under Cabinet led strip lights appear to be different colors/temperatures

I have been in my home for about a year. My wife just noticed that the led strip lights under our cabinets in the kitchen are all the same except in one location, where they are less "white" ...
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Is it safe to put a 120W equivalent LED bulb in a 100W max fixture? [duplicate]

I bought a 15W led bulb which is the equivalent of a 120W incandescent. But, I can't find a cord grip ceiling bulb holder rated higher than 100W. Is it safe to put the 120W equivalent bulb in a 100W ...
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Why doesn't my ceiling fan's LED light kit work?

Casablanca 6 speed ceiling fan. The remote control is communicating with the receiver. The fan can be controlled at all speeds. The light does not come on. I will check the voltage coming out of the ...
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Why is my new LED fixture flashing when the switch is off?

I just purchased an LED 4ft light for my kitchen. I ran my wires up into the ceiling and tied them in with the existing light fixture which is not an LED fixture. When I turned the breaker back on, ...
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Why does my desk lamp(LED) seems to flicker very fast when capturing through camera lens? [closed]

Does led work this way? I have tested two LED light bulbs by capturing them through phone's camera(Galaxy Note 8)and both seems to flicker/flash very fast. Is this a problem with my table desk lamps? ...
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Powering a long 20M LED strip light run in large room through ambient lighting via crown molding

I'm looking to make a long run of LED strip lights (20m) in crown molding around a large room and am trying to figure how to power the entire unit. After quite a bit of research and testing, I've ...
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Why do my light bulbs glow when off and make noise when on?

The situation: I want to replace incandescant bulb in a ceiling socket with LED or CFL. The conditions: When I plug in a CFL, it glows when the wall switch is in the off position, gets brighter when ...

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