Questions tagged [light-fixture]

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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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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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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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What going on with my light switch?

To describe my situation n for neutral, grd for ground, and H for hot so the only wire connected to the switch is 2 white wire the 2 black wires are swisted together and the 2 grd wires swisted ...
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Why is my kids Bedroom Light still look like it’s on??? After I turn it off………

This is the only room that does it! If you just look at it you can see it get brighter and then it will get low. But this is after you turn the light off at the switch!
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Can I run a flexible cord between a ceiling-mounted LED light and wall outlet?

I am planning to add a ceiling-mounted light in one of the corners of a bedroom. Unfortunately, the only power source I could find is from a wall outlet. I do not want to get into the trouble of ...
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Ceiling fan replacement

I need help please. I want to hook this: to this:
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Ceiling fan light has "MAX 9w LED" sticker, but doesn't mention incandescent

I just purchased a new ceiling fan (Savoy House 52-831-5RV-SN). The light kit socket has a sticker that says "MAX 9w LED." There's no mention of the incandescent max. I'd like to use an 11w ...
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Can two branch circuits share one lighting box?

All my smoke detectors are on one circuit, but one needs to be moved about 4 feet from where it is. At its present location is where I would like to have a light fixture which will be on a different ...
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How to select equivalent replacement ignitor for metal halide fixture?

Situation: I inherited 3 100W overhead fishing lights (metal halide with pulse start) and one of them died circuit doesn't have a capacitor, but has ignitor; bulb is marked with M90/E; fixture uses ...
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Switch/light wiring issue I cannot figure out

house built in 1967, I have pretty extensive experience with working on the electrical of this house and others in my life, but I am not a pro or electrician. I have redone all of the lights and ...
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Can I install a ceiling light fixture on a wall, say a closet

I bought a small flush ceiling mount fixture, can I install it on a closet wall?
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How to replace a 2-Gang 1-Way Light Switch with a 2-Gang 2-Way

I'm in need of a little help on one of the light switches I'm trying to replace in my house, all the rest were a simple swap, this one's a little different. I'm in the UK. I've a 2-gang switch (one of ...
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Will this mounting plate work when it’s higher than the electrical box?

I’m trying to install a new outdoor light. The old one they had cut the actual sides of the fixture to for it to fit flush on the siding. When I got a mounting block to try, in order for it to be ...
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Why is this led light flickering?

Related to this question, link, I have a very similar-looking dimmer and light. The dimmer is very old, at least 20 years, and the light is perhaps 5-8 years old. It never used to flicker. This week ...
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Why are Twist-and-Lock e26 to gu24 not Reverseable

I recently converted a crane lamp for gu24 LED bulbs, using this e26-to-gu24 adapter, and found that it was a non-reversible. Is this because house wiring schemes based on LED lighting will not behave ...
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How can I wire my new wall sconce?

EDITS: added photos I had a hallway with a wall sconce (which I'll call sconce 1), a ceiling light, and a switch on each end that controlled both. I had an electrician put wiring in for a second ...
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Voltage drop between hot wire and switch return

In my bathroom I have one single pole switch for light and one for a fan. When I turn on just the light all 4 LED bulbs are dimmed. Then if I turn on fan or light in a room which is on the same line, ...
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Broken ceiling junction box in a condo

I've recently removed the light fixture in my kitchen / breakfast area in a condo (ceiling is NOT drywall, as far as I can tell). I got a new fixture that I want to install but it weighs around 6 ...
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How to install skinny cylinder surface mount ceiling light?

I, located in Canada, bought UL-listed surface mount ceiling spotlights with diameter of about 6.5cm from Italy. My builder says it is illegal to install the cylinder body directly to the ceiling ...
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Replace ceiling fan with basic light

So I removed an old ceiling fan that connected by harness, cutting the harness out, and was left with this ridiculous amount of wiring. I’ve replaced old lights in this house with newer ones, but it ...
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How can I connect all those wires together?

I'm trying to install a light fixture and I need to connect all those wires together, but they have different sizes and there are a lot of them. I was thinking to do the following: Cut it so they ...
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Does it matter where power source is introduced in a three-way circuit?

I am in the process of replacing a single stairway light with a series of three lights (spaced apart). The previous setup included two switches and one light. One of the switches at the bottom of the ...
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Is it safe to mix LED lamps with different wattages in the same fixture?

I have a lighting fixture with 3 lamps. The current ones are LED on 6W. One has burned out and I bought a replacement one at 35W. Is it OK to have 2 at 6W and 1 at 35W or should all the lamps be the ...
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What could possibly make a wire go from 0.0V to ~120V when a switch is turned from ON to OFF?

TL;DR: What does it mean when an OFF switch causes the White wire to become HOT as well as the Black wire? I’m replacing and adding a light fixture in my kitchen. The previous owner(s) did some DIY ...
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Trying to replace a vanity light when the old one was mounted with a vertical brace behind the box

The electrical box behind the old vanity light was mounted with a junction box connected to a wall brace between studs. Because of this, the holes on the junction box were at an angle, not horizontal....
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NCV fails to still detect voltage once the circuit is loaded?

The light above the cooktop in our kitchen started flickering occasionally, and eventually just was steadily very dim. I hated the fixture, so thought I'd replace it, and also just hoping the ...
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Light Fixture, Fan and GFCI share supply, all function except Light Fixture -- unless power is consumed via GFCI

I have concerning behavior from a light switch and GFCI outlet. I apologize for the length, I'm trying to be thorough as I have a pretty good understand of how wiring should work, but it's...not...So ...
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How do I convert canless recessed lights to regular light fixtures?

We have this existing type of light in our dining room: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-Ultra-Slim-6-in-Selectable-CCT-Canless-Color-Integrated-LED-Recessed-Light-Trim-Downlight-900-...
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Replacing a ceiling light fixture with an IKEA light fixture

I am trying to replace an ceiling light fixture on my rental apartment with a new fixture from IKEA and I am confused about how to wire things now. When I removed the existing/previous fixture I ...
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Broken Halogen Glass Bulb Cover

If the Halogen glass bulb cover breaks, is it still safe to use the sconce fixture? What is the purpose of the Bulb cover?
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How do I remove light fixture mount?

I want to remove the box used to mount a light and replace with heavy duty mount. I disconnected the wired. I am not able to get the box out. How is mounted ? I tried twisting and pulling - did not ...
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Four sets of black/white wires coming out of light fixture. Two switches controlling three lights

I removed a light without having taken a photo of the set up before and now I'm having a problem reconnecting the light. There are two light switches controlling three lights. There is one switch (...
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How to replace three bulb ceiling fixture with two bulb ceiling fixture?

The new fixture only has two black and two white wires and a ground. I connected both the black and white wires and the ground with the screw but there is a lone white wire in the ceiling. Then I put ...
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Do I add (where) cable connected light switches or go wireless (what approach - wifi, radio, remote control)? [closed]

I am remodeling my kitchen (a little) - kitchen with one door and two open walls to adjecent rooms. Currently I am installing new ceiling (hanging gypsum board) and I want to add some lights. ...
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Removing trim from a recessed can

I am attempting to remove the trim from a recessed can. The image below is looking into the fixture at the socket. Circled in red are two tabs that seem to hold the socket into the trim. In blue, ...
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Can any light fixture be used on a dimmer

I purchased a light and don't know if it is compatible with dimmer switch. I have so far read it is more so the light bulb that that affects compatability and most light fixtures work with dimmer ...
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2x2 led fixture has 4 rows of led strips 2 of them flash. Why?

I work In a plant as maint. Electrician and I have 1 light fixtures out of hundreds that wants to flash. It's a 2x2 hi output LED or a Hi bay fixture. It has 4 strips of LEDs and the 2 in the ...
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Determining hot and neutral on old unmarked wires

This house dates back to 1900, give or take 10 years in either direction. The previous fixture was removed when I was not present, and perhaps I should not trust how the last fixture was wired anyway. ...
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How do I open this plastic surface-mounted fixture?

A bulb in bathroom has burnt out, and upon trying to change my bulb I've been met with a wall mount that is a bit poorly fit, and seemingly immovable. It doesn't seem to rotate, push up, or have any ...
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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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How can I troubleshoot a range hood light failure?

The Allure by NuTone stove hood in my house went dark - after flickering for a while, the light bulbs stopped turning on. I did what anyone would do, and placed new light bulbs in the sockets - ...
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Install a light fixture

From my ceiling I have 2 black wires connected together, 2 white wires connected together, 1 red wire and 1 ground wire. How do I connect my light fixture to it?
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Installing a light with no ground & no accessible outlet box

I'm replacing a light in our bathroom. I unscrewed the old light from the wall and found this: The ground wire for the original light fixture was attached to the metal mount that held the light to ...
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How big can the LED light in my ceiling fan be?

I'm thinking about buying a ceiling fan that says it allows a medium-base (E26) 6W light bulb. Is that thing seriously wired for only 55 mA of current to the light bulb, or can I put (if such a beast ...
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Ring floodlight camera won't connect to wifi

I purchased four of the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus to install around my house. I got the new electrical wiring installed to one of the floodlights and it powers on just fine. Going through the ...
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What is causing the light flex to go black and the fitting to brown and brittle?

There are two such light fittings in the same room. One is perfectly fine, but the other consistently has the same problem even when replaced. Both the fitting and the cable started out white. Over ...
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Ceiling fixture. How to go wireless? Electrician? [closed]

The light switch for the kitchen ceiling fixture is located between the refrigerator and the dining room wall (made of plaster). That space is not wide enough for me to reach the switch. I think ...
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who makes these lights at Ikea cafeterias which don't seem be in Ikea catalog? [closed]

At many Ikea restaurant and Cafeterias you can see these massive and cool lights, but it doesn't seem to be something in their catalog and no other information seems available. Even if they are custom ...
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Wiring new light fixture to 2-wire ceiling rose

Any word of wisdom greatly appreciated. Wanted to install a new light in the living room and unexpectedly (for amateur as myself) i see 2 sets of wires in the ceiling rose i.e 2x L/N/E. The room has 2 ...
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