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How much wattage to choose for LED light when replacing flourescent light with LED?

Suppose I have a circular 22W flourescent light at home and I want to replace it with LED of similar brightness. How much wattage should this LED have? Any rule of thumb as guidance? The salesman at ...
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LED lights strip quickly flashes and goes off

I've just recently constructed some cut to size RGB LED strips to fit around some shelves using T & L connectors. When I finished and connected the 12v adapter to turn them on, all the LEDs ...
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LED light turns on

I have an led light in the ceiling fan in a bedroom that turns on at will. I thought it was the bulb needing replacing but I’ve replaced the bulb and still middle of the night the light turns on by ...
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What's the “correct” way to install LED drivers for accent lighting?

I want to install LED strip lighting behind crown molding in my office. In my particular install, I'm using 3 strips of SMD 5050 RGBW LEDs, which draw about 72 W per strip. From what I can gather, ...
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Troubleshooting a String of LED Recessed Lighting Fixtures

I have 5 LED-based recessed lights on a 3-way switch that are problematic. When I activate the circuit, I rarely get all 5 lights switching on. If I turn them off and back on again, they all work. ...
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Why won't a LED bulb work in a standard light fixture?

I have a wall fixture in my Brooklyn apartment's bathroom that is my only source of light. A sticker on the fixture says that it is Max 75W. The other day, the 14W / 60W equivalent CFL that was in it ...
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LED light is on when it should not be

I have 3 12v LED under cabinet lights that I plan to install. The final install goal is to have the line power (120v) controlled by a pre-installed light switch (1-way) which currently operates 4 pot ...
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Can I “daisy-chain” LED strip lights to my bathroom exhaust fan and have them work on the same light switch?

I just finished installing a new exhaust fan in my bathroom. I have access to the ceiling before I patch up the old hole where the old fan used to be. A lot of people tend to connect a recessed light ...
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LED Light in Ceiling Fan only works with a non-LED next to it

I have a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan with two light ports and a remote control. The lights are e12 (candelabra) base, but I need some brightness. I just bought some 12W LED bulbs (100w equivalent) and ...
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is it permitted to invert the line/neutral polarity on an AC->DC power supply?

I'm trying to work through the parts required for an LED strip light project. I'm considering this power supply as the driver, driving about 20' of 24V LED strip. I've worked with similar but ...
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GE dimmer works with 3 LED lights, somewhat with 4 and not at all with 5

I've got a brand new single pole GE 14294 Z-Wave Plus dimmer. Before I try to connect it to z-wave, I wanted to make sure it was working. I have five LED lights (4W, 65mA, BR20 flood) lights in ...
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LED Bulbs won't fit my garage door opener

These are the last bulbs in the house that I have not been able to change over to LED. You might be thinking to yourself, they only turn on for 1 minute, what is the big deal. I've started to notice ...
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Spot light LED bulbs (MR16) flash once when turned on. If I put 1 normal halogen in then it solves the problem. Why?

I have 5 spot light bulbs in my bathroom. All use MR16 connection. I replaced them all with 5w LEDs and when I turn on the switch they flash once then go off. If I remove one so there's only 4 then ...
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Can someone explain how this makes sense electrically?

The wiring in my house is... odd. Nearly every pair of outlets has one of the outlets connected to a light switch. Sometimes that switch is quite far from the outlet even when there are other closer ...
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LED lights with a dim light in open circuit

I was installing new LED lamps on my kitchen, which seemed to be functioning well. After turning off the lights, the newly installed lamps still had a dim light, that kept itself for quite long. I've ...
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How do I know what LED bulbs are safe to use in fixtures that are part of construction?

In a recent question, I asked about different power ratings for LED and traditional incandescent light bulbs. In the accepted answer, the author explained that the different ratings are due to heat ...
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both led lights don't turn on

I just replaced a switch with an led compatible switch (lutron). It switches on two led lights. Currently i have one philips led bulb and one cree led bulb on the switch. I also figured out that the ...
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Can I connect eight LED strip lights to the same power source?

I want to run led strip lights around my son's bedroom. I have narrowed my choice down to 3528 rgb and 3528 white. I will need a bout 4 strips in each color. My question is can I run these from the ...
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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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What does “instant wire” on LED tubes mean?

I'm replacing florescent tubes with Westgate T8 LED tubes (T8-EZ4-18W-40K-F), which work both with or without an existing ballast (I remove the ballast when I install them). When bypassing the ballast,...
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Running 12V Wire Behind Walls for a LED Stair Light?

I'm interested in lighting a stairwell in my house using a red LED strip. I have a nearby AC outlet and plan on using a typical 12V power supply from the AC outlet. I know that class 2 wire is ...
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How can I mount an 12V transformer for LED lighting inside a wall?

The stairs to my basement has one light fixture at the bottom, and that casts a shadow on the rest of the stairs. I want to run a strip of LED lights up the crown molding or on top of the upstairs ...
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LED light bulb flickering in socket, incandescent works fine

I have a couple of outdoor light sockets with built in motion detectors. These seem to work as you'd expect with regular incandescent bulbs- you can set a timer for how long you want them to be on ...
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Flickering started: All 4 LED bulbs on dimmer switch flicker in unison

All 4 LED Recessed lights on dimmer switch #1 just started flickering in sync (sometimes) starting 2 days ago. 4 years with no problem 4 other LED's on a DIFFERENT dimmer switch #2 (but same circuit) ...
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Why do some LED lights go dim while others go out completely?

When dimming LED lights with an LED dimmer, why do the LED lights at the end of a string of lights go off when LED lights at the beginning of a string of lights go dim but stay lit? This application ...
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Powering 12V LED strip thru European hinges

This is something im planning to do and in fact already half way into building it. The idea is I'm installing sections of LED strip behind the cabinet door and its on the door itself. This door is ...
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Philips Hue dimmer switch detailed manual

I have bought a couple of Philips Hue white sets, including two dimmer switches, and started playing with them and various compatible apps. Normally, a dimmer indicates the command transfer by a green ...
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Is it safe to use this dimmer on LED bulbs?

I have a question about dimmer switches for LED flood lights. My kitchen has six floodlights on a Lutron toggler dimmer switch, model AY-603P. http://www.lutron.com/en-US/pages/SupportCenter/support....
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Under cabinet LED lighting on opposing sides of the kitchen - no wire in between

I would like to put LED lights under the cabinets of my kitchen, and have them controlled by wall switch. Here is the situation, I have cabinets on opposing sides of my kitchen (facing each other). ...
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Exterior LED floods worked for a week

Bought 4 new Philips 120-Watt Equivalent PAR38 floodlight bulbs and installed in double flood light fixtures at corners of house. Worked great for a week... Now when I flip the on switch, none of the ...
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why is my led bulb running dim?

I have five LED bulbs outdoors near the Twin Cities in Minnesota, all of the same brand (Feit 800 lumens, if that matters), which have been installed somewhere around mid-summer 2013. We don't have ...
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LED bulbs in my old house are dying prematurely

I installed about 20 LED bulbs in my house when I moved in two years ago. Since then at leave 5 of them have died. None of the bulbs are on dimmer switches. However, my house is more than 100 years ...
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Wiring a garage door sensor

Looking to wire an LED light indicator for my garage door. I'm in no way a lighting/electrical expert and I could use help. I do repair copiers for a living. Home auto mechanic rebuild motors etc. I ...
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Why do some lamps have different power ratings for different kinds of bulbs?

I had a lamp that broke recently after getting smashed against a wall by accident (there are now numerous exposed conductors, making it unsafe to use), so I went to the store to get a new one. I ...
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Blinking/flashing LED porch light

I have a pair of LED porch lights. One of them has started to flash/flicker. Do I need to replace it? It is not a bulb; it is built in. It is extremely cold out. Could that be a factor?
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Why do LED bulbs in my three-bulb fixture remain on unless one is incandescent? [duplicate]

I have a three bulb light fitting that worked fine with 40 watt golf ball bulbs. On removing the bulbs and inserting the first 5.5 watt led the bulb illuminated while the fitting was turned off. This ...
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Why doesn't one of my light fixtures work when I install LED bulbs?

I have 2 light fixtures in the bathroom. Each fixture takes 2 light bulbs. I replaced the light bulbs with LED light bulbs, but only one of the fixtures' lights works. The other one the lights do not ...
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Can I tell whether a LED driver/bulbs are dimmable without damaging them?

As mentioned in the answer to this question: LED bulbs and LED dimmer we can't trust a LED driver / LEDs to be dimmable if it doesn't say so explicitly. However, only some companies offer explicitly ...
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LED light bulbs turn off immediately after being switched on

I have 11 spotlights in my kitchen which are 12V MR16 fittings. Recently they've started giving me trouble. Only 5 out of the 11 still work correctly, the rest have gone I decided it must be a heat ...
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Adjacent room light switch causing LED lights to display tiny bit of light

I have three rooms in my basement that have all their ceiling light circuits wired up in sequence. They are all single switch circuits and the first two rooms have 4 ceiling lights each and the last (...
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Halogen to LED conversion on multi-light fixture not working

I have a fixture with 4 MR16 (two pin) halogen bulbs. If I replace 2 of the halogen bulbs with LED's all bulbs work. If I replace 3 halogen bulbs with LED's all the bulbs act like a strobe light (not ...
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Light and fan remain constantly on after changing bulbs to LED [duplicate]

Recently replaced old 40W ES bulbs to LED ones with the same fitting. However this causes the light and (timer) fan in the bathroom to remain consistently turned on despite the switch being in the off ...
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LED flashing on Hot start

I have kitchen lights using 12v 5w leds (GU 5.3). There is a 30w 12v led power supply. When switching off, then back on, the lights flash. Any ideas please. There are 2 sets in the room, they both do ...
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LED lamp keeps glowing when dimmer is turned off (Has been asked before)

(I know this question has been asked before (here), but I followed the advice recommended by the users in that thread to help remedy the problem, but the lights still glow.) I recently bought ...
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LED lights cause appliance failure

Here is a fun one. I installed 2 LED bulbs into my Genie garage door opener and it caused the microwave to lose power. They are both on the same circuit. When I tested the voltage at the microwave ...
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T8 LED Burn-in Process

Direct Wire 4ft T8 were purchased and installed. Is there a rule of thumb or recommended process to burn-in the bulbs? Is there a good test or process to weed out 'infant mortality?'
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Is there an LED-compatible dimmer switch that can work in series with a second dimmer?

I just installed 3 LED shop lights in my workshop (ok they're actually meant as bathroom lights, but the price was right). They are wired in parallel, with a master switch in front of everything (in ...
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LED module retrofit into old quad fluorescent not working

I am replacing a bathroom "quad tube" fluorescent recessed ceiling fixture with a Halo recessed downlight LED "module" (RL560WH6940R). This module is the kind that comes with a male edison screw mount ...
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Track Lighting LED bulbs flickering

I recently bought a 5-bulb track lighting & installed GU10 base MR16 shape, dimmable LED lights bought off of eBay. The lights started flickering after turning them on after a few seconds. I ...
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Flickering led under cabinet lights

I had new led dimmable under cabinet lights installed with an led dimmer switch controlling the 3 of them in my kitchen. Now they flicker throughout the bake phase when I use my toaster oven. ...