Questions tagged [light-fixture]

For questions generally relating to lamp holders, luminaires, and any other electrical device designed to use an electric lamp to provide artificial light in a home.

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Dimmable LEDs flicker in non-dimmer circuits

I recently installed new LED bulbs in two identical fixtures (hanging fixtures on opposite sides of a room). One fixture already had LED bulbs (non-dimmable), and the other had CFLs. I got tired of ...
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Replacing a light with 2 wires for something that needs 3

My house (built in the 1960s in New Zealand, if that matters) currently has a single bulb by the front door which I'm looking to replace with a security light. The light is controlled by a switch on ...
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Combining 2 hot and 2 neutral wires

I am installing a hanging light in the kitchen. Initially it was a GX24 4 pin bulb socket. As you can see in pic, there are 4 wires, 2 pairs of reds (hot) and 2 pairs of blue (neutral). 2 reds were ...
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Rewiring a street side light which is operated via an inside switch and underground cable [closed]

With what wiring & conduit combination should I use to re wire a street side light (ca.40' from the house) currently with buried conductor and indoor switch. I would also like to add a outdoor ...
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When ceiling fan chain is pulled the rotation of the blades reverses. Fan will not stop while turned on

So I have a ceiling fan that when the switch is turned on the fan will not stop. When you pull the chain that should control the speed of the fan it simply reverses the rotation of the fan, all while ...
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Light fixture has power, but bulb won't light [US]

I just had my basement remodeled, including extensive electric work. Now the light fixture in my utility room doesn't work. Electrician claimed my fixture died, so I said I'd replace it. Bought a new ...
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Ceiling fan light fixture circuit breaks after power applied

Our ceiling fan light fixtures clicks and stops providing power to the bulbs after about 30 seconds, regardless of whether the chain switch is passing power to the bulbs or not. It has a separate ...
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LED Light bulbs burning out much sooner than expected

My family at my house use EcoSmart LED lightbulbs that are rated for 9W, and the box says they are replacements for 60W incandescent bulbs. It says have a "long life". However, upon ...
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Some lights suddenly stopped working

I come home to my wife and kids telling me that suddenly, basement, living room, and hallway ceiling lights stopped working. I try flicking switches on and off and nothing. Here is some information: ...
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Adding Dimmer to Fan Light

I'm looking to add a dimmer switch to the lights on my ceiling fan and have the fan part of it work by pulling the chain. The ceiling fan is pretty standard, 4-wire as shown below. Is the following an ...
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Strongly affix ceiling light rim to ceiling

I removed all the cheap LED “recessed” lights from my ceiling and replaced them with Hue recessed lights. These lights are intended to be screwed into a traditional recessed can, but I just cut the ...
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Add motion sensor driven floodlights to existing "regular" outdoor lamp

North American Wiring: Let's say I have an outdoor lamp that turns on and off via a switch from the inside (something like pic below). I want to add a motion (long-distance) sensor floodlight to this ...
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What box/adapter to mount this light sconce?

My wife purchased some new sconces for a room in our house. We're remodeling the room and I put round boxes in the wall in anticipation of the sconces. When the sconces arrived, they have a 4" X ...
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Ceiling fan light powered by two 3-way switches, but also by fan's single pole switch. Is it safe to replace the 3-way switch with a smart dimmer?

I have a very weird setup for my living room, and at first I didn't actually realize what was happening until I started looking into replacing a 3-way switch with a 3-way smart dimmer (Leviton DZ6HD ...
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Anyone got tips on how to remove a bayonet lightbulb form a twist socket?

I made the mistake of putting a bayonet lightbulb into a twist socket and I can’t get it out. It’s above my bed so it would be preferable to not break it.
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How to install a bulb guard on a bulb in a porcelain lampholder

I am DIY-ing the electrical work in a remodel I'm doing. When I submitted forms to the township for inspection, the electrician on staff there said that the 4 light fixtures I'd added to 4 closets ...
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Recessed LEDs, Wall Socket and Other Light Working Intermittently

I have 4 recessed LED lights above my fireplace mantle that have been working intermittently (ie. they work for a few days, and then won't come on for months). This issue also affects the wall socket ...
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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 to wire a light fitting with two black wires and one white wire?

I bought a light fixture from a second hand shop. It has two black wires and one white wire. How should I wire it to the mains (with ground, live, neutral)? It came with a two wire junction box with ...
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Wiring ground wire to mounting plate on new light fixture

I put in a new light fixture today. It came with this braided copper wire attached to the ground screw. Rather than use that braided wire, I simply secured the ground wire directly under the ground ...
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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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Bathroom remodel - Where to place vanity light box in wall and proper vanity size

I'm working on a DIY bathroom remodel and wanted to get your opinion on best way to proceed. First, see the pictures below. The 72" wall to wall is wall to that stud in front of the toilet. The ...
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Ceiling box electrical wiring question for hanging lamp - two light switches but only one exposed wire

Background: Trying to install a ceiling lamp in dining room in a electrical box that was capped by the original builder. The electrical box appears to be connected to two light switches in the room....
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Dome Light Fixture Screw - Won't Screw Back In

I have a dome light fixture. The little holder to remove it was stuck so I used pliers to turn it. The whole screw came out with it. Now the screw won't go back into the fixture. I assume it's strip, ...
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What kind of bulb is this and are there LED equivalents?

I am wondering if I can replace this type of bulb in this type of light fixture with an LED equivalent, or if I need a new light fixture altogether. Here is the fixture: and the bulb Thanks!
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Vanity Lights - Wall Mount only?

I just purchased a cheapo 3 light vanity fixture from a big box store to replace a 2 light fixture in a bathroom. Our bathroom has a bit of an overhang down from the ceiling where the fixture was ...
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Light box with one black, a two-black-one-red bundle, and a three-white bundle connecting to fixture with one black and one white

I swapping a fixture for cosmetic purposes. The old fixture (installed before I was here) has three indistinguishable clear-wrapped wires and a grounding wire. The wiring in the ceiling is confusing ...
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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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Junction box nipple hickey

So, I've tried to be resourceful and search everywhere but I can't seem to find a solution. By what I've gathered, my problem might be a "nipple hickey" located in the center of junction box ...
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Basement Wiring

I live in a home built in 2018. The basement is unfinished and there are 4 lights fixtures (socket) on a three way switch. I can turn the lights on at the stairwell and the other at the exit door. ...
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Blinking lights on new fan

I recently bought a new fan with light kit from a box store. This is the third fan of this model and I've had no issues with the others. Upon getting everything hooked up, the fan works great, but ...
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"Wrong" wiring for three-way switch

I tried installing a smart dimmer switch and add-on into a two-way switch configuration, but after a few hours of messing around I think that the circuit isn't wired properly for a smart switch. Right ...
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How to wire a lamp socket when both screws are gold?9

I have a lamp socket that only has brass screws. How do I know which one is hot? I believe it is the the one that connects to the “tab” that the bulb touches.
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Need help wiring new dimmer switch

I have a broken switch in my bathroom that needs to be replaced. It is the switch on the left which turns the bathroom light on/off. The switch on the right toggles a fan/light combo on or off in the ...
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Ceiling fan light periodically flickering

I had brand new electricity installed in an addition and the ceiling fan light flickers periodically. We replaced the unit thinking it was the unit but it has continued to happen. First it was a light ...
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How to add lights to an existing pendant light fixture?

I’m making string lights to add to a pendant light. I want the lights I’m adding to be wired to the same wires / switch as the pendant light. Can this be done & if so, how? Also, the string ...
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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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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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Changing lights and ceiling fans

I am replacing some ceiling fans in my house with regular light fixtures and after removing the ceiling fan and wiring in the new light the light would not turn on. I checked my wiring and have black ...
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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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Replacement light fixture not working

I have a replacement kitchen led light fixture that is not turning on. Power is there: multimeter shows 121.6 at fixture. Previous fixture obviously worked. There are two three-way switches for the ...
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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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Stuck globe on overhead light, how to remove, clean, and prevent ants getting inside!

I installed several of these light fixtures recently (LED fixture). They installed easily and have worked great for several months. The other day we noticed a few ants had crawled from the attic ...
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Light fitting appears stuck to ceiling

I'm trying to open up this light fitting but it appears that it's absolutely stuck. I tried twisting as hard as I can locations (1), (2) and (3) in the image and I wasn't able to. Does anyone have ...
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Can a light fixture extend into the mounting box in the US?

Most light fixtures intended to mount to a wall or ceiling box don't actually intrude into the box cavity itself, leaving the entire box space for wiring. Is there some code (in the US NEC, or in ...
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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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Office light Switch Wiring

In my office the light switch box has 3 sets of 3 wires, 3 black, 3 white and 3 copper. All 3 white are connected/tied together as well as all 3 copper wires. The 3 black wires all are connected to ...
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New light fixture won't turn off

I tried installing a light fixture in a previously unused light box (so cannot use how previous light was wired as a baseline). My light fixture has a black live wire, a white neutral wire and a green ...
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How do I remove this connector from a solid electrical wire?

I'm trying to replace the light above my kitchen table. The junction box seems to have a solid electrical wire. It was connected to the light's stranded wire with this connector here and also wrapped ...
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Light fixture need help [closed]

I have a junction box in my bathroom that has two white wires coming from it two black wires two ground wires my light fixture has one black one white and a ground I hook the 2 black into the one come ...

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