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Mogul base 3 way only on 2nd and 3rd rotation of knob

I recently bought a new mogul 3-way base and new bulb. The first click of knob nothing happens and then the 2nd and 3rd click light is on, normal, and at same brightness. Tried 3 new bulbs all the ...
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Chandelier will only work with one type of bulb?

I have a chandelier that takes 6 candle bulbs. I was replacing a lightbulb and it kind of popped, now the chandelier will only work with the three remaining bulbs that were opposite of the pop. BUT, ...
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What kind of lightbulb is pictured here, having a clear bulb window and 4 yellow vertical rods?

I have a weird issue where different types of light bulbs are triggering some kinds of visual issues. I found this lightbulb to be perfect. However, when I unscrewed it to read the label, it fell on ...
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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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What kind of light bulb is Cooper R10 PLC-13W?

Seems like there are a lot of different types of bulbs like this one, but so many different specs. How do I go about replacing it? Various bulbs I am seeing on Amazon specifically say things like &...
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Kenmore Elite range safe to use after melting LED bulb?

I ran the self clean cycle that melted the LED lightbulb and I can't clean the resulting metal out of the socket. I'd like to know if the oven is safe to use with that residue and effects of the ...
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What type of lightbulb fits this lamp?

I recently purchased this lamp and I can't find the type of bulb it needs. The shade is a glass globe with a 1.5 inch opening also.
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Would I be able to use LED bulbs with these fixtures that only say incandescent?

I’m sure the answer is yes I can, but is it safe and will the life of the LED hold up? https://www.lowes.com/pd/Z-Lite-Lagoon-15-in-Matte-Black-Transitional-Flush-Mount-Light/1002825630 https://www....
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How do I remove this light bulb?

I cannot work out how to remove this type of light bulb in my bathroom. The little black bits on the outside seem to hold it in place, but I can't seem to remove them or the wider unit. And the usual '...
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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 can I find the end of a dead wire that is not attached to a switch?

I have a shop light in a garage but I can’t find a switch for it. Leads me to believe it’s a dead wire not connected to anything. I need to find the other end. I just don’t know where the shop light ...
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What type of light bulb is this?

The light fixture says "40W Type B Only" and I know type B is candleabra but the candleabra shape ones don't fit as there is a strut holding a Tiffany style shade over the top of fixture. ...
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AC23678 - What does it mean on an LED light bulb?

I'm trying to replace all the 36deg beam angle LED light bulbs in my home with bulbs with a much greater beam angle. While trying to shop for the right bulbs, I came across the spec "AV23678"...
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How to open this kind of ceiling light

I need to change the bulb for one of the washroom lights. How this can be opened? I tried rotating and pulling down.
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Help identifying light bulb

It goes in the lighting above my kitchen island but says nothing on the bulb so I am unable to identify the type of bulb
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Light bulb Flickering In Wall Socket but not plugged in Lamp

In my living room. When I screw in a light bulb with 5000k in a preinstalled wall socket, then turn on the light, it flickers on and off indefinitely. When I screw it into a lamp I plugged into an ...
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How can I pull the microwave forward in a combination oven to replace the microwave light?

How do I pull forward the microwave from this RMC305PVS (30-inch Combination Microwave-Wall Oven)? Trying to change the lightbulb. 😛 Optionally: How might I get a link to a technical service manual ...
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What is this lightbulb fixture, and how do I change it?

This is the lightbulb above my shower. I have removed an outer fixture covering already, but now I am faced with a light bulb that cannot be unscrewed easily. It is mounted to the ceiling in a plastic ...
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What electrical connection type is this?

A light switch used to operate a light where this connector is. The former homeowner must have taken the bulb or the fixture before I moved in and I had just assumed that it was a generic bulb during ...
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How to remove a ceramic lightbulb socket

I have an industrial style floor lamp from Restoration Hardware. The light socket broke (see images). I’m trying to remove the ceramic light socket piece as described here How to fix the metal part of ...
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How to tell if a fluorescent light gone bad or the switch

How can I tell if a light switch gone bad? It connects to two sets of fluorescent lights and neither one turns on. The lights have been on for two months and when turned off/on they do not come back ...
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1 of 4 lights damaged on a ceiling fan

My ceiling fan has 4 lights. One of them popped last night and the glass came off but the screw part was still in there. I tried to remove it but ended up damaging the fixtures screw in part (real bad)...
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What is this light fixture type? I have never seen it anywhere before. (North America)

A couple of these lights went out in my bathroom. Brought the light-bulb to HomeDepot where staffs there also couldn't identify it. No other markings found except for the "Type T Shielded" ...
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HPS bulb voltage vs ballast voltage

If I have a 1000W HPS ballast that runs 120v through 277V and an HPS bulb that is 1000W and has nominal voltage of 250V and nominal amps of 4.7 amps. Will this bulb work properly with this ballast?
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Can I plug a 240v halogen light bulb into a 120v lamp?

I’m trying to buy replacement bulbs for my halogen lamps. The lamps say “Maximum Wattage 100W”, but they say nothing of voltage. The bulbs that came with my lamps say “120V 100W”. I’m in the United ...
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What could cause black residue on ceiling where a lightbulb had been?

I am moved into a very old house two years ago, and I have recently decided to go ahead and start replacing lightbulbs. Today I removed and 11 white light bulb from its place in a ceiling light, and I ...
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Replacing all my 3 way lamp bulbs with 150W regular size incandescent? [closed]

A while ago, I got a bug up...and converted all my lamp sockets to 3 way (50/100/150 watt), even changing out the little brass holder thingies (many were already). But now, I realized I actually hate ...
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Incandescent Bulb replaced by CFL

In an enclosed ceiling fixture 50+ years old, using incandescent 60 watt bulbs max, can you use a 100 watt CFL bulb?
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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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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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Removing wires from this kind of lightbulb socket

I'm trying to uninstall/install cables from/to lightbulb sockets as shown below. The cables go into two of the small round holes as shown in the second picture. There is no obvious way to squeeze, ...
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What is this shape of bulb called?

I am looking to replace a burned out lamppost light. The currently installed lights are 75-watt GE "postlight" "saf-t-gard" (teflon-coated) bulbs with a medium (E26) base and &...
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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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What light bulbs are these and how do I replace them?

This is for the light for my house number. The light bulbs burned out and I'm trying to figure out how to replace them. I tried to pull the bulbs out but it didn't budge. Perhaps I didn't pull hard ...
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Can this light fixture take regular light bulbs?

I opened it and expected I'd find bulbs I could replace with smart hue-changing bulbs, but found a pad of LEDs: But I see some holes near the center. Is hope not lost? Can bulb attachments be places ...
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Philips Hues and lights

This is going to sound confusing so I apologize. I am very close to hiring an electrician, but I’d love to share here and see if anyone knowsthe heck is going on! I recently bought Philips Hues light ...
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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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Can a broken base from a Philips hue light be fixed?

Anyone know if it’s possible to fix this LED screw-in "bulb"? It’s a Philips hue BR30 and it fell from the ceiling. The base fell off, and I am not sure exactly where the black and white ...
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How to change this kind of light bulb?

This is in my bathroom ceiling, I can't figure out how to remove it. Any help is much appreciated.
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If the lumen and kelvin of two light-bulbs are identical, does wattage matter?

Finding replacement lightbulbs can be difficult if the the bulb to be replaced I's discontinued. If I find a bulb with the same dimensions, Kelvin and lumen, does it matter if the wattage differs? For ...
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How do you open this light fixture?

So I have this light fixture in my bathroom whose bulb has blown. And I can't for the life of me figure out how to take this down to change it. Tried to poke/fiddle with the 3 small openings with a ...
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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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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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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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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, ...