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What are the different types of LED tubes on the market?

Our condo building switched over to LED tubes years ago from the florescent type and installed a special type of LED tube that bypassed the ballast, so I was told. In other words, it appears that ...
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How to change led light fixture back to regular light fixture

I currently have this LED light fixture. I want to change it back to regular light fixture. Power is off.
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How can I replace G5.3 halogen ceiling can lights with flat-panel LEDs?

I've got a half-dozen halogen ceiling can lights that I'd like to replace with LEDs. The existing bulbs are 12vAC with G.53 bases, and the can sticker says it accepts 50w max. I don't want to just ...
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Why does my LED lamp flash with new driver?

The driver for my LED lamp was broken and I ordered a new one online. Here you can see the specifications of the old one: I tried to match these specifications as good as possible and bought the ...
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Hunter Sentinel LED Ceiling Fan/lights with remote: lights will just turn off then turn back on randomly

Installed 2 of them in separate rooms on separate circuits. After 10 minutes of the light being on (fan is off), the light will shut off and then immediately turn back on. I turned off the dimming ...
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LED Dimmer turns the light off

I've had new LED downlights installed with dimmers by an electrician. They're mostly fine and they were the recommended dimmers for the LED lights from the shop that I purchased it from. The issue is ...
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All LED lights (with embedded circuitry) in my house strobe every 44-55 seconds for 5 seconds on all circuits

Final Edit: The problem was NOT fixed by exhausting every reasonable suggestion in this thread. I have found new information and created a new thread as the question needs to evolve from this ...
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Is there a difference between incandescent and LED bulbs in terms of a fixtures' "max wattage"?

I just purchased this UL listed light fixture: https://www.cb2.com/drum-flush-mount-lamp/s445942 I was surprised to see this label affixed that specified a MAX of a 60W incandescent or 9.5W LED bulb: ...
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Purpose of resistors in parallel with mains side of LED transformer?

I've got some LED spotlights and I'd like to know why each one of the transformers/power supplies (Infitronic ELP6X3LSD - seems like Sunrise now makes them?) has a big resistor (Arcol HS255K6J with ...
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LED mirror wiring (reversed polarity connection from manufacturer)

have a question on wiring an LED (backlit) mirror. So we purchased a LED backlit mirror and I started prepping to wire it to the wall, planning to hardwire it. The mirror came with a plug and ...
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Does EGANT B328 dimmer switch support LED?

The appartment I bought some years ago allready has a dimmer switch on the wall. Problem is the ceiling light use halogen. They don't sell the same halogen bulbs anymore so I removed it and bought a ...
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Intermittent flickering lights across multiple circuits and multiple brands of bulbs

I'm having an issue in a house I bought last fall where I'll be sitting in a room and the lights will flash on and off so fast it feels seizure inducing. I don't think it's every bulb every time this ...
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Led light, in the off position, on a separate circuit, flashes when exhaust fan is turned on

Background: 3 year home, light in shower is on a separate circuit from the exhaust fan, with light in the off position, light will flicker when exhaust fan is turned on. The light is not integrated ...
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Do IP65-rated LED strips need a wet-rated channel enclosure too?

As I described in this question, I'm planning to mount 12V LED strips under the treads of an outdoor wood staircase. The strips I'm considering are rated IP65. Does the aluminum channel enclosure also ...
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Is is safe to use LED strips that shine onto stair risers instead of directly onto treads?

I'm planning to mount LED strips under the treads of the outdoor wood staircase to our back yard. I'd like to avoid light shining into peoples' eyes while climbing stairs, so I'm considering mounting ...
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How to secure LED MR16 bulbs that fall out of fixture

I'm replacing my halogen MR16 bulbs with LED bulbs from Gledopto. The bases are GU5.3, so they are the "bi-pin" model that simply push into the socket, without any twisting to help secure ...
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Can turning power on/off at a mains switch damage LED lights?

Would it damage LED lights does anyone know? So for example I have 4 sets of LED light bars plugged into a 4-way extender. Each light set has its own switch. But there is also a switch at the mains ...
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LED bulb on outdoor light fixture blinking

I have two light fixtures outdoors connected to the same light switch. Both of these fixtures are identical and have standard (USA) light bulb sockets. Brand new LED light bulbs were installed in ...
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LED floodlight blink on/off once when turned on

We just bought new LED bulbs to replace the old (non-LED) bulbs in our outdoor floodlights. Old bulb=120W; LED=15W. The LEDs are rated for use outside, and are Edison style. The problem is: when we ...
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Potting compound in a light fitting? Does it need restoring?

I acquired some used workshop LED light fixtures from the local recyclers. They've taken to cutting line cables off to avoid having to get electricians to test electrical items before sale, for ...
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Outdoor LED strip enclosure that aims light towards the floor?

Most LED strip enclosures (e.g. for mounting under stair risers or cabinets) direct the light in the opposite direction from the mounting surface. But I'm looking to direct light towards the surface ...
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Can I put a splitter on this plug 20amp plug for Philips LED Strip Under Cabinet Lighting?

I've been asking a few questions on under-cabinet lightning. A project I am trying to figure out how I want to get done. Country - USA. I am thinking of getting the Phillips - Hue RBG LED Strips with ...
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Adding Under Cabinet LED Strip with Direct Power

I plan to add under cabinet RBG LED Strips. I have a 1-gang light switch box that controls my pendant lights. I plan to convert that to a 2-gang box and tap into that existing power to add another ...
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LED light strips going off and on

I have two Sonneman LED light strips in my bathroom, each connected to its own transformer. They're controlled by a single dimmer. They have worked fine for 4 years but now when I switch them on they ...
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Why won't my outdoor socket work with a bug zapper bulb?

I have a PIC dual LED light and bug zapper bulb bought from Aldi. When I plug it into the exterior sucker on our porch, it doesn't light up. It lights up fine in an interior lamp. The existing bulbs ...
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Is it OK to Run 12VDC and 120V Supply Wires in Small Stub Between Built-in Junction Boxes?

I built a new deck and I'm installing 3/4" EMT with raintight connectors to power an outlet and a couple of low voltage 12VDC LED drivers beneath the new deck. Each driver has a built-in ...
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How to connect LED ceiling light fixture?

I got a celling light fixture off Aliexpress with no instructions. Could somebody please let me know how I am supposed to connect my hot and neutural wires to this?
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Would these led bulbs cause a problem with this ballast?

A little over two years ago I replaced the 4 florescent bulbs in my overhead light fixture with 4 LED bulbs that I believed would work. The LEDs worked great with no problems at all. After about 2 ...
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Is this type of ballast compatible with drop-in LED tubes?

I'm mulling over replacing the old tubes in the garage with LEDs. However, I'm learning that if I want to do that without doing some re-wiring, it might depend on what type of ballast I have. I have ...
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Eaton CHFN120A1CS breaker status LED shows 'uncommon issue' and stays lit all the time

At home I installed a CHFN120A1CS on a circuit with a single overhead LED shop lamp with a 0-10volt type dimmer switch controlling it (Leviton ip710), nothing else. Single run of 12-2 from the panel ...
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Bathroom LED Light Not Working

I had a light in my bathroom. It stopped working. I assumed it was a conventional light that could be easily replaced. Wow, was that wrong. Attached are a set of pictures of the light. It looks like ...
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LED keeps glowing when turned off (single manual switch and power grid with 2 lives)

I have a bedside LED light embedded into the wall. When turned off, the LED are still at around 5%, not so bright, but similar to the fire exit sign you would see at the cinema. Immediately, I guessed ...
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LED lights on (dimly) with only one electrical line connected?

I was installing new LED lights in the garage when I noticed that the lights turn on (dimly) as soon as I connect just one cable. (doesn't seem to matter if L or N). The light is definitely not ...
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faint led strip glow with negative voltage levels when turned off

I'm kind of stuck. I build a ceiling lighting in a smaller room using led trips in a rectangular shape with aluminium channel for better heat dissipation. All went well, until a couple days ago in the ...
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New LED tube lights will only switch on if another light on the circuit is turned on

I have replaced the 48" T8 fluorescent tube lights in four separate single-tube ceiling fixtures in one room with direct-wire LED tubes, removing the ballasts in each one. An adjacent room also ...
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Ceiling fan light flickers one time when fan is turned off with switch

We recently updated our knob and tube wiring to grounded wiring. We have a ceiling fan with a light (I believe it is Merwry 52 in Integrated LED Indoor from Home Depot, but not positive - it came with ...
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Can an LED light sold in US be used where voltage is 220?

The packaging on an LED light does not limit voltage. If it is sold in US can it be used safely where voltage is 220? Here is an example
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New LED light fitting flickering

Recently moved into a new home and replaced the main light fitting in the sitting room. We replaced it with this dimmable LED fitting: https://www.leycroftlighting.co.uk/endon-rubens-6lt-semi-flush-...
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Is it possible to get my existing dimmer switch to dim lights further?

I have just replaced lower watt LED ceiling lights with new, higher wattage LED ones. I have discovered that I'm using a Lutron TG600P toggle with sliding dimmer that is meant for incandescent bulbs. ...
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same-sized alternatives to F14T12 bulb

I have two bathroom light fixtures with very old magnetic ballasts and F14T12 fluorescent bulbs. These are, of course, a 1.5-inch diameter. I've been doing some bathroom renovations and I thought this ...
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Powering LED strip lights at two different brightness

The Plan I am working on finishing my basement and planning on installing LED strip lights inside a lowered crown facing up. Now where it gets complicated. I'd like the lights to have a dim setting ...
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Can a faulty GU10 bulb trip RCD?

Recently during a rain shower one of the RCD's tripped which I isolated to the outside lights. Soon after it again tripped one night. On both occasions the RCD does not stay tripped so I have not ...
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Help with wiring in an old house!

I have a house built in 1956. I am trying to put in a new LED mirror where there was an old medicine cabinet with florescent lights. The wiring has a black and white coming out of the same tube, but ...
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How an I retrofit smart bulbs in a LED fixture?

I have a lot of these lights in my house (kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms) They look like LEDs but it also looks like the only way to change them is by soldering. is this true? I really want to upgrade ...
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Why do a few of the LEDs in my lamp stay on at very dim light?

Bough this lumiere for my room, but have one question. When I flip a switch on and on remote of the lamp OFF, most of LEDs turn off, but in first line of LEDs four of them dim out to like few percent ...
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How can I see if there’s motion in one room from another?

I want to setup a motion sensor in a particular room and have a small LED or something turn on in another room. Is this even possible? Ideally battery powered and wireless.
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Low-voltage LED light strip through wall to outlet - Allowed?

I am installing some cabinets in my basement media room. I'd like to use a Philips Hue Lightstrip for accent lighting. The other side of the wall on which the cabinets are mounted is unfinished - it's ...
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What are the safety concerns in running low voltage wire to LEDs behind a wall?

I've been using some fairly cheap 22AWG wire for running between flexible LED strips and their transformers. Some 24V some 12V, but all well below the amperage rating for this gauge. The wire says it'...
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Multiple motion sensors for multiple led strips wiring

im trying to prepare a wiring schema for my home lighting: Lobby sensor should control only lobby led strip. Stairs upper sensor should control lobby and stairs led strips. Stairs lower sensor should ...
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Dimmed LEDs flickering: is it the bulbs' or the dimmer's fault?

I have this dimmer https://www.amazon.es/iolloi-interruptor-regulador-encendido-incandescente/dp/B0894KNN65 feeding two of these lightbulbs: https://www.efectoled.com/es/comprar-bombillas-led-e27-...
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