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Deflector add on for 4" led recessed light / wall wash / highlight or need to replace?

In my front entryway I have built-in nooks with recessed 4" led downlights inside the nook. I finally decorated the nooks and I want to keep lights on the lowest dimmer setting throughout the day ...
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LED light in the gap between tile and ceiling

My house has wood planks on the ceiling, which over the years became unleveled, so it's impossible to install large format tile without a gap between the ceiling and the tile edge. That's the best I ...
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Is there anything I can look for in LED Bulbs and or LED dimmers to ensure there is no "heartbeat" flicker?

At the beginning of the pandemic I removed the drop lighting in my basement and replaced it with recessed can lights. Because the space doubles as a work space and tv-watching space we got a lutron ...
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Other light flickering after installing new fixture

I just installed a new dimmable LED wall sconce. There is one other older incandescent light and a handful of outlets on the same circuit. After flipping the breaker back on, I hit the light switch ...
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Do I have to replace junction box to replace outside 4” ultra thin led lights?

I got 4” Led lights outside my home. I have 6 lights out and I am having a hard time find the right connectors for jbox. I need 3 male connectors for jbox but can’t seem to find. Is this possible or ...
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Stabdar led light fixture that has 14 gauge wire on a 20 amp circuit? [duplicate]

Can I install an led light fixture that has 14 gauge wire on a 20 amp circuit?
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DIY Kitchen LEDs start blinking when plugged in

I wanted to do some DIY under cabinet LED lighting with RGBWW strips. These ones to be exact: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B5SLM235?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1 I am using an arduino and ...
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Can High Lumen Low Voltage Automotive LED Lights be safely powered with a Landscape Light Transformer in Exterior Light scenario

10 - 3000 lumen off road LED lights are 47 watts. do not have volt amp drop rating. 470 watts 2 - 10/2 Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Wire - 10-Gauge 2-Conductor 100 Feet plus(whatever needed) Use ...
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Led ceiling fan light turns off and on by itself

I have had a remote controlled ceiling fan with the dimmable LED light for some time now and just recently the light turns off for about 1-2 second then back on. It stays on for about 5 seconds and ...
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Can I use 18 AWG thermostat wire for led strip lights

I'm planning to add LED strip lights as under cabinet lighting. The driver and the strip lights I got has 20AWG wires. Can I use the 18 AWG thermostat wire to wire between the driver and the strip ...
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How to correctly connect a wire in the philips-hue not working bulb? [closed]

I simply have Philips Hue bulb which has stopped working. I tried to disassemble it, and I accidentally broke the wire (probably). Where should I solder it to? Could you point me that spot?
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Pulsating illuminated switch

My LED illuminated switches are pulsating.Each switch runs to its own light, but they’re on the same breaker. They started pulsating a few days after I installed 2 new LED style fixtures. I ...
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Seeking LED replacement bulbs for the fluorescent lights in my basement

I am trying to replace the burnt out fluorescent bulbs in my basement with compatible LED lights, but I'm having trouble finding a type that works. These are the bulbs I'm replacing: This is the ...
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Can I use an 11 watt LED bulb in a lamp rated for 8.6 watts maximum?

I bought myself a Barlast Ikea table lamp. It came without any bulbs so I went and bought 11w LED bulb. I came home and found out that the label on the wire and fixture says 8.6W Max. Is it dangerous ...
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Is running low-voltage DC wire (for LED) between outdoor PVC trim (post wrap) and the wooden post permitted by the national electrical code?

The proposed specific application involves running 16AWG wire (lamp cord) for a 12VDC LED light fixture that will draw a maximum of 2.25 amps, beneath PVC trim in a routed channel with cross-section ...
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Are you supposed to mount LED controller/wiring boxes when installing the LED lights

I live in Ontario Canada. When installing these pancake LEDs, you drill the hole into the ceiling drywall, install the wiring into the LED controller box, pop in the light and done. The LED ...
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How many wires and connectors can I put in the new slim pancake 3.5"x3.5" LED controller boxes

I live in Ontario Canada. I have included a picture of the box. It appears that the inside of the wiring compartment is about 6.56"(3.5x1.5x1.25) I would like to be able to and have added 3 x 14/...
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Why is my Flat-Panel Dimmable LED tripping the breaker? [closed]

I added a dedicated 15 amp breaker to our box specifically to power 2 flat-panel, dimmable, LED fixtures ( Metalux / Eaton - Model: ELL-CCD-UNV-A-038-0900-SQR-A-A ). I've tried standard, single-pole ...
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Installing a light on a beam

Previous owner cut into this beam and ran wires through for a light. Beam is 3.5" wide. I want to put a flush mount LED light like the one below, but I don't have room for the junction box. ...
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2 motion sensors on railing with LED

I have a rather complicated situation with the LEDs I'm trying to install. There will be a railing on top of the posts and I’m want to attach the LEDs to the bottom of the railing. Here’s were it gets ...
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Bathroom LED light flickers on WW mode only

I moved to my new apartment a month ago, and the LED light in the bathroom was working fine, but it starts to flicker from a week a ago, and is getting worse day by day (give me the impression that it'...
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Replacing old incandescent fixture with LED and can't get it to work [closed]

I've got two incandescent can lights in series on the same circuit and I'm trying to replace them with LED fixtures. On my first attempt neither of the LEDs would come on so thinking they may be ...
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What to consider when choosing a location for a LED strip power supply?

I'm renovating a bit again and in one place I want to provide lighting via a LED strip mounted at the ceiling corner. That will be 3m of LED strips, and I'd like the place to be well lit, so I'm ...
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Why does my LED bulb flicker in freezing temps?

I installed an LED bulb in a fixture in my barn. It replaced a halogen. Works fine, except in freezing temps. It'll flicker incessantly and if it's really cold it doesn't even go on. I thought LEDs ...
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When the controller is included, how do you connect long strings of LED strips to the power supply at both ends?

I'm looking to use 24v LEDs (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01LYNJTBN/?coliid=I359TOA9WZGE2V&colid=3HRP4V1TLBJ6P&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it) along my fence to help light my pool area. I ...
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Dimmer will only work with one specific LED--what might be going on?

I have a dimmable, single-bulb, lamp from Crate & Barrel. The socket says it can take bulbs up to 150w. It came with a dimmable 1w LED bulb which works fine, but is not very bright. I have tried ...
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Are the tombstone bulb sockets reusable when I convert fluorescent fixtures to LED? [closed]

I am upgrading the bulbs in an old fluorescent work light to LED bulbs. I have pulled the ballasts, and remove the starters from the Tombstones pictured below. Is it safe to use these tombstones ...
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Can't convert from low voltage halogens to LEDs. Voltage is a mystery

I have undercabinet halogen/xenon bulbs. They are reportedly 12V DC. There is a transformer somewhere in the wall but I don't know where it is. WHen I hook up 12V AC/DC LEDs to it, it flashes for an ...
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LED Bulbs Either Dim or Burnout

I have an issue with light bulbs in my living area. Essentially I have 6 LED bulbs on one switch in the living room, 4 LED bulbs on a second switch in the dining area, and 4 more LED bulbs on a third ...
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A light works in one socket but not another. But the socket is functioning

I am using a cord and light recommended by Ikea: the Sunneby cord and Molnart E26 LED bulb. But after installing it, the light wouldn't turn on. What's happening here? The Molnart E26 works in other ...
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What is the use of alumium profile with LED strip lighting?

I am thinking of installing LED strip lights into my shed. I have found that there is something called aluminium profile that can be installed where the LED strip goes on top of it or inside it. Is ...
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How to run under-cabinet lights cables (18AWG) in walls so that the junction box is neither apparent under the cabinets, nor in the cabinets?

Context: I am remodeling my kitchen and currently working on wiring under-cabinet lights. In my research, I find that I need: a power source, which can on one of the 2 counter receptacles circuits a ...
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Right angle adapter for LED strip?

I have a cabinet that I'm adding LED strips to, and I'd like to cover each side of the interior without bending the strip at angle changes. Do 90 degree adapters exist that would make this transition ...
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Bathroom lights occassionally flicker but stop when bidet fan runs

In my bathroom the LED bulbs in the two lamps flicker occassionally, not always, maybe 40% of the time. When they do flicker, the flickering will stop and the bulbs glow steadily when the bidet fan is ...
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LEDs buzzing even with dimmer removed [closed]

There are a lot of questions about LED light bulbs buzzing on dimmers but mine is the opposite. I replaced my bulbs with WiZ LEDs which have dimming built in to their app. So they specifically ...
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How can I repair or replace this LED light fixture? [duplicate]

This is what it looks like. Do you know what it is?
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Stop led strip from flickering after replacing the new dimmer switch

I had an old leading edge dimmer switch (probably more than 7 years old) below: The buttons had worn out on the old switch so I decided to get a replacement but from a different brand (which I think ...
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Transformer for cabinet lights 2W 12VAC 175mA

I am replacing some incandescent bulbs with LED in a dimmable 3 light array above a kitchen sink (high enough to not be at risk of moisture). The 3 LED bulbs are each 2W 175mA 12VAC 60hz. I cannot ...
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Can I run 24v LED strip lights over 14ga wire?

I want to wire up some LED strip lights. Assuming I properly go through a transformer to the apropriate 24v the strip lights require (that is, the transformer these particular strip lights come with), ...
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Why does my LED bulb occasionally turn off for a few seconds?

I have a 14 W LED bulb (no brand name is marked) in a shallow, wide recessed ceiling mount (marked as 60 W) in my kitchen; the bulb is quite a few years old. It is on a regular on/off switch, not a ...
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How should I install a dimmer switch that calls for neutral-to-hot connections?

I have 6 dimmable spotlights and there was previously a normal one way switch to turn them on and off. I bought a dimmer switch and in the installation instruction it's saying that I have to put live ...
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Can I safely cut off Wago connectors that came with my new lights and replace them with other connectors?

I'm installing LED can lights on a 20 amp circuit. I'm retrofitting an old fluorescent light with three small 3" can lights. I have 12/2 wiring all the way to the junction box that will feed wire ...
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Connecting three parallel LED strips to the same power supply

I have got a shelf like the sketch. Behind it, there's a power outlet. I want to connect three LED strips as well as a power strip to it. Also, since there's not much space behind the shelf, I have to ...
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Changing under cabinet spotlight bulbs

I have pyramid spotlights under my cabinets. Three bulbs have gone and I’m not sure how/if they can be replaced. The bulb housing rotates to change the angle of light, so not a simple turn and pop. ...
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Prevent LED Recessed Lighting Trim from getting stuck - Springs vs. Friction

This is a more specific & up-to-date version of this question: LED Recessed lighting trim stuck The goal is prevention, so this is not a duplicate. Some new-construction cans (especially it seems ...
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New LED ceiling light flashing/flickering

I’ve just replaced an old lighting fixture (halogen bulbs) with a new semi-flush LED fixture (https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-finn-led-hoop-semi-flush-ceiling-light/p5111758). When I go to switch ...
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LED lights constantly flicker when heat pump is running

A few months ago we had our gas furnace replaced with an air source heat pump, using our existing ducts in our single level 3 bedroom house. As part of this update our electrical service was upgraded ...
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Issues wiring a remote photocell to an LED light

I have had a set of around 10-12 external LED lights, which consume max 25W @12VDC - which I'm looking to control using an external photocell (and looking to use one per light as they're in different ...
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Rewiring fluorescent fixture for LED bulbs, safest way to arrange the wires?

I have two twin-bulb fluorescent fixtures with dead ballasts and I decided to rewire them for LEDs. I've seen multiple ways to do it, and I don't know what's best. Here's what I currently have: I've ...
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How do I run wire for LED panels with a 0v-10v dimmer?

I have two LED ceiling lights with 0-10V dimming and want to wire them to two individual dimmer switches (I want to be able to dim them independently of each other). I'm trying to figure out how to ...
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