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Changing bulb in light fixture 14' high hanging from a chain

My front porch light fixture is an open bottom fixture hanging on a decorative chain. So there is access to the bulb. But to use a "light bulb changer on a pole" or a DIY plastic bottle on ...
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How to replace the bulb in my light fixture

I'm trying to replace the light bulb in this fixture in my washroom. I was able to unscrew the bulb by slowly moving the bulb anticlockwise squeezing my hand through the glass however I'm unable to ...
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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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Can I touch LED light bulbs?

Incandescent and halogen bulbs get hot. I've been told that the oils from my grubby fingers cause these bulbs to break pre-maturely. To deal with this, I use gloves or the like to keep my grubby ...
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What is this lightbulb and how do I change it?

The lightbulb pictured below is in a ceiling lamp fixture in the United States and is probably original to the house, meaning approximately 1985 vintage. There is no lettering or labeling I can see on ...
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Fixture globe too short for light bulb - want DIY suggestions

Any tips on how (read carefully) to extend the lip of a light globe so that the whole globe can extend further out from a light bulb base? The proximate reason is that we want to use a CFL ("...
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Do I need to spend extra for a special oven light bulb?

My oven light went out and I need a new bulb. That would be something like this one, which is over $20 for a single light bulb! I understand that the oven gets very hot and so maybe some kind of ...
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Some dimmable LED bulbs don't dim all the way in ceiling fan

If I install 3 of these (60-Watt Equivalent B11 Dimmable ENERGY STAR Clear Glass Filament LED Vintage Edison Light Bulb Bright White ) in my ceiling fan: click to embiggen everything works exactly as ...
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Led bulb dims slightly and then brightens, repeatably, but very slow

I have googled a bunch on this, but everything talks about a fast flicker. This is a real slow slight dimming, followed a second or to later by returning to full power. And no descerable pattern, ...
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What low heat, energy efficient light bulbs can fit my adjustable IKEA November Lamp?

IKEA discontinued this NOVEMBER lamp in 2007, but I still use it. As you can see below, it uses a bizarrely shaped light bulb that heats up WAY TOO MUCH! It warms me up too! Can this lamp accept low ...
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Lights flicker at same time every night?

About 3 months ago, our dining room lights started to flicker on and off for about 15-20 seconds at the same time every night-- between 7:05-7:15. They only do it once, then not again until the next ...
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Can I replace a bulb with one with more watt?

I have a lamp (from IKEA) that had a light bulb 3W 200lm 67lm/W 26mA I bought a light bulb that says 4W=35W 230LM Can I replace with that light bulb or even with higher watt? I mean is the only ...
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What kind of light bulb fitting is this?

I have a ceiling light in my apartment which hasn’t had a bulb fitted in the last three years. I can’t for the life of me figure out what kind of fitting this is. It has one main rectangular fitting, ...
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What outdoor lightbulb is this?

The light bulb died. I haven’t come across this type before and honestly I am also unsure how to take it out. It seems like I might need to take out the plate.
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MR16 Led bulbs not working in 2000ish sockets

We moved into new house which was built in the very late 90s One of the first things I did was try to change all of the bulbs from Alls electric bulbs to LED bulbs Almost all the sockets are MR16 In ...
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How do I change the bulbs in this light fixture?

This light fixture came with my new house. Cannot find the manual anywhere for it. 5 of the 6 bulbs went out within a few days of each other - likely reached end of life together. But one lives on. ...
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What bulb goes in this UK light fitting?

I have a lamp purchased in the UK, I can't work out what bulb goes in it. I have tried a bayonet bulb which definitely doesn't fit. I wonder if there might be a missing piece.
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Remove Halogen Cover (glass cover)

I just moved to this new place and saw that there is a halogen light that is dead. I’ve read a bunch about how to change the bulb whether this is a spring or a small gap. The question here is: how to ...
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How to safely repair this lightbulb holder/socket with threaded attachment?

I have a hanging bulb holder near my bunk bed and I sometimes accidentally hit this holder when sleeping on the top bunk. Unfortunately, the holder is now detached from the ceiling due to the ...
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Could a 130 volt bulb have overloaded a lamp specifying 120v bulbs?

I had a floor lamp burst into fire from one of the lights. I don't think it was the lightbulb - it seemed like it was the wiring, but honestly I'm not sure. I was checking now to see if perhaps the ...
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Malfunctioning LED bulb flickers when switch turned off

I have a bathroom light fixture that has three LED bulbs in it. One of the bulbs died the other day, and I haven't gotten around to replacing it yet. When the light switch is on, two of the bulbs ...
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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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Why are some light bulbs labeled “Not For Sale in the United States"?

My wife was in a convenience store in New York City, looking for light bulbs. She came across several packages of 40 watt GE bulbs. The packages were labeled in English, and said, in part, “Not For ...
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what is the name of this lightbulb

There is an engraving on the bulb: 6v? 120v This is for a motion-activated floodlight and I want to replace it with an LED but I don't know what to look for that fits this socket.
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Trying to replace the circular lamp

Any idea how to remove the plug encircled below in this picture? This plug is connected to a wire that goes through the ceiling. Basically I've already taken the screws mounted to the lamp and now the ...
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What is a really good light-bulb changing tool

I have a lot of 4 inch floodlight bulbs that are recessed in cans and that are very difficult to change by hand (you cannot get your hand around the bulb within the can that it is recessed in). I ...
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Where can I find replacement light bulbs for this bathroom?

This bathroom had two dead lightbulbs, and two other ones are starting to become dimmer. However, their shape is rather peculiar, and I've had no luck when looking for an identical replacement online. ...
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What type of lightbulb is this?

I need to replace a faulty lightbulb but it's not one I've come across before. It's being used in a light fixture in my washroom above the vanity. Can anyone here identify it? I'm hoping I can order ...
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Why are my brand new, daylight led bulbs flickering?

I love the (specifically daylight) led light bulbs; however I couldn't afford to purchase them for my entire house, all at once... So, I have been changing each one, as I can (or as the current bulb ...
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How do I change the bulb on my kichler ceiling fan?

The light burned out in my Kichler ceiling fan, which came with my new house, so I have no idea how old it is or any other information about it. I can't figure out how to get at the bulb to change it. ...
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Replacing lights

Sorry its my first time replacing this kind of lights(not sure what do you even call them) but can someone let me know how to replace the busted bulb for this kind of lights. They are light we used in ...
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Can i use a 9w led in a 6.5w lamp

My lamp has a label on it that says Max 6.5w 120v 60hz, but I have bulb that I wanted to use that is 9w LED. The bulb that was in there before was also an LED 6.5w. Would I be able to use a 9w LED ...
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What would you do to quickly troubleshoot a j-type fixture that burns out bulbs every few days?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DUPXJLI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - bulb example Fixture is just a single overhead ceiling light with plenty of air flow and cover. I ...
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