Questions tagged [led]

For questions regarding lighting that uses LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology.

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LED lights dimly lit when off

Here is a link to my home earthing condition when the lights are dimly lit https://youtu.be/eqR-CawKdgw Measuring a socket I am seeing 225 volts between hot and neutral as expected... But 91V from ...
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Connect 5w 100k ohm resistor between neutral and hot to prevent LED light blinking when switch is off

I have touch operated light switches operating LED lights throughout my home. The switch manufacturer claims that I must add a device to circuits containing LED bulbs of 5w or less to prevent ...
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What would cause all my dimmers to dim less?

I have 4 different rooms with dimmers. Something changed that makes them not dim enough. If it were one room I'd guess a switch problem. If they were all LED's I might think it was the switch or the ...
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How to complete this circuit

I got some decorative multi color led wire. It is broken at one place now. I need to connect the wire to complete the circuit. I am new to this and I am trying to learn. I tried twisting the wire so ...
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LED light glows when switched off

I know this has been posted and answered in many ways. I wanted to add some more troubleshooting that I did with same results! Replaced Light (LED/CFL) dimmer with simple single-pole / this is to a ...
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Replacing halogen with LED - will existing transformer work?

I currently have 5 x 20W halogen bulbs attached to two AC 12V rails, and an AC transformer (105VA). I'd like to replace existing five bulbs with five LEDs, e.g. these: 7.5W (update: 12V AC) (...
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Is there an advantage to single-ended LED replacement bulbs for fluorescent fixtures?

I installed 100 dual-ended LED 4-foot replacements last year and noticed that my AMZN supplier (Sunco) has replaced the product with a single-ended version. Naturally, I do not want to rewire the 100 ...
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LED lamps glow with switch off [duplicate]

My stairway LED ceiling lamps on 3-way switches glow next morning after being off all night. Is this an indication of stray voltage, bad switch or short circuit? They still glow today after 14 hours.
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Can I have dimmable LEDs in a corded lamp?

For a couple of bedside/reading lamps I want to use LEDs, but even the dimmest bulbs I've seen in the shops are about 250lm and still too bright for the purpose. So I've come to consider a dimmer. ...
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Replacing outdoor Lighting with motion floodlights on a switch

So I have a outdoor light that's attached to the side of the house on the garage controlled by a switch near the garage door. The switch is a simple on/off switch I was thinking about installing an ...
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Is a ballast required, or merely acceptable, for this Philips InstantFit LED tube?

Rather than replace a dead ballast in a fluorescent fixture, I've decided to simply bypass and move to LEDs. However, I think I may have grabbed the wrong kind of replacement tubes the other day in ...
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Minimum temperature for LED bulbs

I’m trying to pick some LED light bulbs for outdoor use. I live in Canada and we can get temperatures below -40°C. On all the bulbs I look at, there is the disclaimer: Minimum starting temperature -...
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LED lights at home not turning on sometimes

I have LED lights in most of my home, but lately those in the hallway and bathroom behave weird: mostly in the morning when I wake up and try to turn the lights on in the hallway they don't work. When ...
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laundry room fluorescent lights dim and flickering

Starting about a week ago, the fluorescent lights in my laundry room became dim and flickering. I bought two tubes from lowes (F40KB-ECO 48", I don't think that's relevant but anyway), put them on, ...
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Second LED bulb in each fixture burns out, what should I replace?

We have a number of inexpensive light fixtures in our house, each of which takes two bulbs. Most, but not all of these, are on newer dimmer switches (two with sliders, one with remote). We're having ...
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Can I replace a Maximum Bulb Wattage (Watts) 25 halogen light bulb with 5w LED light bulb? Is it safe?

I purchased 2 of these for 185sf walk in closet. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kichler-Krystal-Ice-11-75-in-W-Chrome-Flush-Mount-Light/50355990 specs say that Max bulb wattage is 25 and come with halogen ...
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Can I replace the LED in this bathroom light fixture?

I'm remodeling a bathroom and have a light fixture where one of the 3 lights is dimmer than the others. After taking off the glass -- I'm seeing the bulb pictured below. It looks like its secured by ...
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Why doesn't my dimmer switch work after installing LED bulbs in my ceiling light?

I have three pendants and a 5 bulb fixture over my table it has Antique Edison bulbs in the fixture with yellow tint I want brighter bulbs, I purchased LED equivalent bulbs and when I put two or more ...
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Non-dimmable LED on dimmer. Fire hazard?

I just moved into a new home where some of the electrical appears to have been recently re-done. Nearly every light in the house has a dimmer on it, which is fine with me because I prefer to keep ...
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LEDs stay on (very dim) when switch is off

I have a problem similar to Why do my LED lights stay on, even when the switch is off? except that one of the lights in question is not attached to any switches that might cause the ghosting effect, ...
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Controlling multiple rgb led strips in different zones with remote simultaneously

I want to be able to control two rgb led strips with one remote simultaneously as in if I change the color on one strip the other one will match it without requiring another button press. Sync is not ...
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Interior LED stops working

Built a new house a year ago and installed all LED lights. Everything working as it should. Had a power outage and one LED fixture wouldn’t come on. I replaced it with a new fixture that takes bulbs, ...
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recessed led worked fine for 3 months but today turned on today and its blinking on and off; not on a dimmer and not using a 3-way switch

help. For the past 3 months my recessed kitchen light has worked fine. Controlled by standard switch. Not a dimmer and not a 3-way switch. Today I turn on and started blinking on and off about 1 sec ...
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Safe wiring on linkable shop light?

Question about  Smart Electrician® 3650 Lumens 46" LED Linkable Shop Light Model Number: 0053-0011 | Menards® SKU: 3481400 I bought several of these and am having the same glowing issue referenced in ...
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Status of solar-powered landscaping lights [closed]

As of now (9/2018), are solar-powered landscaping lights a sensible option? In 5-year intervals, for the past 15 years, I've been suckered into buying solar-powered landscaping lights and every time ...
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Why are my some of my LED lights flickering?

Something is causing some of my LED lights to flicker in three locations. Here are two examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J-g2z_YtYM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlbPdvkZ-BU There are a ...
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How can I test a household LED light bulb?

Something is wrong with my GU10 base LED light bulb or with the light fixture but I don't know what's at fault. The fixture/bulb doesn't work and has never worked (new install). The fixture was ...
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Parallel connected LED lights -last one is dimmer, why?

I have 3 Lutron LED recessed lights (9W) with individual driver each(came with the lights) connected in parallel and wired to a Lutron dimmable compatible switch. For some reason when switch is set ...
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Phillips (non-dimmable) 60W LED bulbs breaking in the light fixture

I replaced all of my light bulbs (CFL's) with Phillips 60W LEDs when they were on sale with coupons last October 2017. They claim they will last 13+ years if used 4hours / day for 7 days a week. 6 ...
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LED strip forgets last setting when turned off

In the staircase at my home an electrician installed a LED strip in the handle. I can dim the lights to desired intensity using a springloaded switch and a timer turns on the light in the morning and ...
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LED lights in series - only 2 out of 5 light

I have just fit 5 MR16 LED lights in my bathroom as well as an LED driver. The lights are 4.5W and the driver supports 24W which is just enough (4.5 x 5 = 22.5) When I turn them on, only 2 lights ...
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Led light - trip breaker

I tried to install an LED light in our pantry to replace an incandescent bulb. It is not hooked to a normal light switch but to a push button on/off with the door open and closing! The breaker remains ...
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How to fix my LED track lighting that is flickering?

I replaced all of the bulbs in the track light with LEDs. I also replaced the two switches with LED compatible smart switches (dimmers). The furthest light on the track has been flickering and ...
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Replacing 12V halogen spotlights with MR16 dimmable LEDs in my lounge

I am trying to replace 12V MR16 halogen spotlights in the ceiling with dimmable MR16 LEDs. The existing halogens do not have a dimmer driver, and each has its own transformer (I'm 90% sure of this). I ...
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Troubleshooting LED refresh rate or flicker

We bought a older home that had all the bulbs and fixtures replaced with LED lights of one kind or another. I have a ceiling fan light fixture and two pot lights in the living room that bother me. ...
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LED bulbs will not turn on

I am having an odd problem with a light fixture. The fixture has three sockets and is wired to a dimmer. I replaced the bulbs with Philips LED bulbs that were dimmable. However, when I turn the dimmer ...
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Powering and keeping 5050 leds in sync

I want to set up two strips of led lights in a room with each having their own power supply. However, the problem arises of keeping them in sync in lighting modes other than static. Info: 5050 RGB, 4 ...
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LED light flickering in one socket but not others, and any other bulb works fine with the socket

I got a batch of LED bulbs which have been working well until now. Some of these are having an issue. Let me describe the issue. A bulb start to flicker after while and if I try it on another socket, ...
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Using one dimmer to control 2 sets of lights with each an On/Off Switch

I want to install some LED lights in my RV. I have 2 sets of 4 LEDs, connected on my 12V circuit. One set is for the front (kitchen area), one set in the back (living area). When all the lights are ...
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5 amp circuits because of LED lighting [closed]

There are multiple parts to this, but they are connected.. 1) With the advent of LED lighting 15 amps is overkill for a dedicated light circuit. A 16 AWG 300-ft-max circuit could be run off a 3A ...
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X-10 Home Automation LED's always on low! [closed]

I have 5 puck lights under my kitchen cabinet, I replaced the very hot 20W halogen bulbs with 5 x 2 Watt LED's. They were a little bigger than the halogen bulbs and I had to remove the glass cover ...
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How many LED pot lights per circuit?

How many LED pot lights can I put on a single amp circuit? Some details: 15A circuit is capable of 1800 watts, if I calculate for 80% load that is 1440 watts Circuit is dedicated to just the ...
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What can I do to avoid incandescent bulbs for my 3-bulb ceiling fan, yet maintain brightness?

My ceiling fan takes 3 candelabra (E12) base bulbs for lighting. The bulb slots are labeled 75W - 125V. The fan light is dimmable and I currently use 3 60w incandescent flame tips. I plan to ...
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Poor LED dimming performance

I recently bought this LED dimmer to drive these LED bulbs on my recessed lights. The fixtures have a built in transformer that drops the voltage to 12v, but I'm bot sure if they are MLV or ELV ...
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How to bypass ballast for T8 4ft LED tube?

I successfully bypassed a ballast to install a T8 4ft LED tube. But this time, I have a different kind of ballast (HOWARD INDUSTRIES M2/40RS-120, 60 HZ MAGNETIC BALLAST), one that can connect to 2 ...
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LED, 2 way switch wiring not working

I will give as much information as I can, but my knowledge is limited. There is a staircase with a 2 way switch. There are 10 LED lights throughout the stairs. They are using direct current. The ...
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What wire do I need to power 10m of SK9822 LED strip

I have 10 meters of SK9822 LEDs (60 LED/m) which I want to lead around my room. Because there's some furniture in the way, I'll need to cut this in a few pieces and create segments joint with a piece ...
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what are my options when it comes to updating my recessed lighting?

i want to start by saying thank you for the few that helped answer my question yesterday. to make a long story short....i am a fairly new homeowner and unfortunately did not have a father who was ...
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Good Solar Path LEDs for cloudy weather [closed]

I live in Seattle, where its usually rainy/cloudy for 8 months of the year. Do solar path LED lights make sense? If yes, could I have a recommendation? This was suggested to me: https://www.lowes....
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can I use a 10WATT LED BR30 on a recessed light trim that says MAX:9W BR30 LED?

i just bought a 6 pack of: GE Relax 6-Pack 65 W Equivalent Dimmable Warm White Br30 LED Light Fixture Light Bulb it says it uses only 10-WATTS on the back of the package. to make a long story ...