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How to bypass motion detector on outdoor flood light

My contractor installed this outdoor motion detector flood light: Home Zone Security MK-SC0108 (https://www.manualslib.com/manual/2508816/Home-Zone-Security-Mk-Sc0108.html) When I turn on the switch, ...
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What could cause an intermittent flash of LED with a newly installed smart dimmer?

I just installed a Lutron smart dimmer in place of an old dumb toggle switch that controls 4 dimmable LEDs. At max brightness, and with the brightness trimmed down a bit, I get an intermittent flicker ...
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LED Bulb issue with recessed lights

I have 3 recessed canned lights in my hallway and I went to change these to all LED bulbs. The only way these work is if 1 canned light (doesn't matter which one) has the old BR30 incandescent bulb in ...
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Powering large LED installation

I'm building a circuit to feed about 200 feet (non-linear) of LED lighting. These are 24V LEDs, with each 16 foot roll consuming 72 watts DC. I want to size my power supply to handle the entire ...
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Only black and white wires, no bare ground coming from ceiling

I'm quite new to home electrical work. I have 6 thin LED pot lights I would like to set up in my dining room. Each one has a box, expecting hot, neutral and bare ground wires: I removed the old light ...
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The green line of the LED bulb

one of the led bulbs in my house stopped working. I took it down and the led dots seemed fine to me. I suspected it's connectivity issue, to me I am not sure where the green line in the picture comes ...
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GFCI mystery interaction with room lights

I have one GFCI for all bathroom outlets and outdoor outlets. By a process of elimination, I have identified one outdoor outlet that is causing the GFCI to trip. But the strange thing is that the GFCI ...
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Newly installed LED lights will not turn off by using the switch

Newly installed LED bulbs will not turn off by using the switch. I have six lights in my kitchen ceiling controlled by a single pole on off switch, no dimmer. Replaced those incandescent bulbs with ...
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Why are my LED lights randomly blinking when dimmer is set to low?

I recently installed new Kasa dimmable light switches (HS220) along with new light fixtures with LED bulbs (E12 2700k Candelabra Light Bulb). The bulbs are dimmable and 99+% of the time they work as ...
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How do I properly wire a 0-10v LED dimmer switch?

I recently switched out my old fluorescent shop lights for new LED strip lights. This was super easy as the hot / neutral : ground were all cut and paste electrical work. These lights are controlled ...
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Can I use a LED bulb with an Alba Halo6 standing lamp?

I'm using an Alba HALO6 floor-standing lamp: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alba-HALO6-Halogen-Floor-Black/dp/B000KTCBXA, with a halogen R7s bulb. Can someone tell me if I can use this with a dimmable LED ...
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Garage fluorescent converted to LED suddenly "OFF" is on and on is "OFF"

I switched a 2 lamp fluorescent fixture in my garage to LED early this year with no issues. It worked flawlessly for the past 10 months. Then, just today, when I switched the light "ON", ...
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How should my timer switch be wired?

I'm trying to add a timer switch to run my outdoor lights. There are two boxes side by side and no problems with the box on right (it has a red wire to switch to enable the hall light to be controlled ...
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Is it safe to use a 32W LED bulb in a ballast with a max bulb wattage rating of 32W?

I'm wondering if running the ballast at its maximum rated output is safe. Is it necessary to provide it with some overhead by using a higher wattage ballast? Should I get, say, a 40W ballast for my ...
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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 appear to flicker to the naked eye. However, when I view them through the video camera on my iPhone, the lights appear to flicker at a very high ...
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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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