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My new ceiling fans remote won’t connect to the transmitter when attached to the ceiling plate

We purchased a fanimation ceiling fan which wouldn’t work. The company sent us a new receiver and remote but it still didn’t work. They then sent a whole new ceiling fan which works when the unit is ...
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Fault-finding an illuminated bathroom mirror that won't light

I have an old illuminated bathroom mirror which has ceased illuminating. Before it stopped working, it would sometimes take a while to illuminate after pulling the toggle switch; now the switch still '...
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How to change bulb base in ceiling light?

House built in 2007, I unscrewed the glass cover to change out weak lights and found out the right side is using a smaller bulb base than the one on the left. Is it an easy fix to change the right ...
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How to disribute spotlights to provide best light results?

I'm working on wiring spotlights for my basement, which includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a hall. Each room has different dimensions. For example, I have a rectangular room ...
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Ceiling wiring for pendant lamp

Trying to connect a pendant light with one blue, one red, and one green/yellow wire. Picture of my ceiling: Copper wire, Black single wire, two white wires (they were connected, and I found later one ...
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Ceiling box has two reds and two blacks - how to wire this?

I have a three or maybe four way switch to a ceiling box. I guess a ceiling fan was there before we moved in. But since we moved in the previous owner just put up a light fixture and removed the ...
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5 wires for ceiling light?

I removed an old fluorescent bulb fixture to replace it with an LED fixture. I have 5 wires coming out of the ceiling. I can tell which is the ground. Of the remaining 4, 1 is black, 1 is white and ...
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Exterior mounting box for replacement porch light

I have lap siding with 1/2" depth and 6-5/8" to the weather and need a mounting block for a replacement porch light. There's a 3" electrical mounting box behind the siding. Where can I ...
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How does my light fixture work and how can I replace it?

We just bought a house and aren’t loving the light fixture. I know most light fixtures you can replace yourself Or a company to do it for a small fee. However, ours is definitely a DIY situation from ...
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I couldnt find this at Home Depot. What should I use to replace it? [closed]

Home Depot doesn't carry these. I am not familiar with these and have never replaced one. Seems pretty easy to replace though. More concerned with brand and quality. I am not sure if I should buy 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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How can I remount an exterior light fixture detached by wind?

I have a little exterior light fixture on my outbuilding that recently blew off in high winds. The light still works, so the electrics didn't get damaged. It looks like it was just held on with two ...
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What is this around this ceiling light? [duplicate]

Things that have recently been performed in this area: removal of popcorn ceiling installation of ceiling light The area directly above this on the roof does not seem obviously in poor repair. Any ...
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Finding right screws for electrical box

I'm trying to install a new ceiling light replacing an old fan. The light fixture is around 8 lbs in weight. The issue I'm running into is that I cannot find the right screws to use with this ...
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Lamp hanging on gypsum acoustic panel [closed]

I am thinking of adding a Philips Ensis to my dinner room, but the ceiling has acoustic panels on it. I am not sure what the material is, but I think it is gypsum. Can it be done? I would really like ...
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Replacing light bulb in flat fixture

I just purchased a new home and am in the repair process and one or two of the light fixtures appear to require bulb replacements. I was able to twist the main cover off of the fixture but underneath ...
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Convert hardwired pendant to plug in

I bought a pendant light that is meant to be hardwired and I would like to convert it to a plug in light ( as I have no existing box in the ceiling). I have read that table lamps are not grounded ...
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Can you identify/explain the wiring in my bathroom based on this diagram?

I'm in USA. I'm changing an old bathroom light/exhaust fan out. The image below is of the ceiling, and the connection to the light/fan. Image of how switch is wired. Not of actual switch Cables/...
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Mini junction box

Our designer picked out a picture light, but when it showed up the base plate for the picture light is only 1 3/4 x 4.5”. That means if I install it on the smallest box that I can think of, a handy ...
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LED Light fixture suggestions [closed]

I recently moved my office to a basement room. The lights in this room were never a concern before but now I am noticing that they are blindingly white and one of them obstructs my camera quality on ...
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5 bulb chandelier on a dimmer switch flickering on full power

I bought my house about 8 months ago, originally built in 1970s or so I believe. There is a 5 bulb chandelier in the dining room on a dimmer switch. I wasn't having any issues with it but I left town ...
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How do I fix this Underwriters Laboratories light fixture part that's missing side clips?

One of my light fixtures (recessed ceiling) fell in the kitchen. It's a UL thing that stays in place with these metal clips that go in the holes you can see in the images below. What happened to the ...
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black insert stuck in tube light fixture

I removed a dead tube light by rotation from the fixture and when I went to put in a new tube light, I noticed it wouldn’t even insert into the fixture. Closer examination shows that the inner black ...
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Installing 3 Bulb Chandelier

This used chandelier came with 3L, 3N & 3E wires, plus 2 spare wires, one marked with electrical tape. Which wires should I attach to the spares, and where do I attach the 3 Earth Wires?
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Using a 4” hole saw on wood panel walls to install a round electrical box?

I am mounting a 24 inch vanity light into wood panel walls. The light fixture is lightweight and there is no stud available, so I intend to use this 1 gang old work round electrical box. I need to ...
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3-way switch with lights attached to both switches

What's the correct way to wire two 3-way switches that each have lights attached to them? This is my guestimate... I saw this exact question from 2017 but had trouble following the diagram, and am ...
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How to pass NM cable through framing for fixture centered on gable end

I am looking to install a light fixture above my garage for my driveway. I would like the fixture to be centered, however this falls right against a stud on the framing. Is it permissible to drill a ...
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Ceiling fan light turns off when i pull the fan cord to adjust fan speeds

Intermittent issue. Ceiling fan lights turn off when I pull the fan cord to adjust speeds. When this happens the only way to turn the Ceiling fan lights back on is to flick the wall switch off and ...
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1970's house new light fixture with connectors

Installing ceiling light fixture in a 1970's house. The new fixture has push-in connectors to all wires (black/white/ground). I am replacing an old light/heater which was grounded to screw in the ...
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How should a cut chandelier wire be repaired? [duplicate]

The wire in our chandelier is cut and spliced between the fixture and the ceiling. The chandelier is currently being supported by the wires and not the chain. Does the wire need to be completely ...
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How should I connect my light with two cables in the box? [duplicate]

I have been searching far and wide for video tutorials for how to install a pendant light when there are 2 set of ground, black, and white wires coming out the ceiling box. Is this a new type of setup ...
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One Fluorescent Fitting not working in parallel

I know it's not the bulb or the ballast (it's a starterless ballast), I've swapped bulbs to a different unit in same circuit, the bulb works in both of them but both don't work at the same time, I've ...
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Replacing bathroom vanity light fixture

I’m currently replacing a bathroom light fixture that previously had three light bulbs for a light fixture that now has only two. The issue I’m having is that the junction box only has one neutral ...
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Converting of LED Strip WATTS & LUMENS value to 100mm length

How do we get the WATTS and LUMENS value of LED strip at 100mm length? For example a LED Strip is 35W/m and has a equivalent lumens of 3004lm/W.
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How can i unscrew the cap on this light fixture? [duplicate]

The bulbs in this light fixture I have on the ceiling on my second floor burned out. I want to take of the glass over the bulbs and replace them, but I'm having trouble unscrewing the nut that holds ...
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How to install a European chandelier with a fixed canopy to US electrical box?

I have a wooden chandelier with a fixed canopy that I am trying to install. It's a European fixture so the threaded rod is smaller than what would connect into the US junction box bracket bar. I ...
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What would cause ceiling lights in a circuit to stop working after the first one?

enter image description hereSo, I have three recessed ceiling lights on a single switch. The first ceiling light turns on, but the next two do not. Because the lights downstream of light 1 don't ...
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How do I reconnect my ceiling light fixture with 3 sets of cables and a 4-way connector?

I took my ceiling light down but forgot to take a photo before I removed the cables. Can anyone help me with wiring back up the light fixture? There are 3 sets of cables with 2 sets each with 1x ...
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Is a 1/2" deep pan junction box mounted to OSB for garage light bulk (lamp) socket up to code?

I have a house with an attached garage. On the garage wall that faces the interior of my home is a porcelain light socket with a light bulb screwed in that is switched on and off by a switch mounted ...
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no power in the ceiling wire

I have the opening(junction box)) with wires in the ceiling one white and orange but none have power. In another part of the ceiling there is another opening (junction box) with black and white wires ...
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Wiring 3 way light fixture with pass through

I'm an idiot and forgot how the original light fixture was wired. These are the wires in the box. This light fixture is controlled by two different switches. I also believe that power is being passed ...
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Controlling a Light using two switches to function as... Sensor-Off-AlwaysOn [duplicate]

I have an outdoor floodlight I'd like to switch between [Sensor-Off-AlwaysOn], which I've found a solution for on this platform, which utilizes a SPDT switch [Solution illustrated below]. However, I'd ...
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How do I wire my new ceiling fixture?

This is the current wiring to the ceiling fixture. If this wiring is OK, what wire goes where for my new fixture?
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Am I allowed to place a light in my small closet per NEC 2023?

I've been redoing all the electric in my house (because I'm pretty sure it's asbestos-wrapped aluminum cable everywhere, and I don't trust it at all), bringing it up to the 2023 NEC (which my ...
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Troubleshooting Smart Light (Wiz) Problems

I purchased around a dozen A19 Wiz brand smart lights a few months ago for use in a few ceiling fixtures. Now, the lights have started to fail in rapid succession, across three different fixtures on ...
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A spill of fabric softener has dripped thru floor to ceiling and light fixture below

Spin cycle of washer caused large fabric softener jug to fly off the top and spill/spatter everywhere (yes. as bad & April fresh as it sounds.) a small amount of Downy made it thru floorboards to ...
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Where to attach extra wires in pull-cord fixture

We have a light fixture box in our stairwell that I’m trying to put a new light on. When our 60+ yo house was wired 25 years ago, the electrician took out the wall switch it was connected to and ...
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Options for replacing a remote-operated ceiling fan/light?

I have a ceiling fan/light in my bedroom that I want to replace with a standard light. The issue is that the ceiling fan and light can only be operated by remote. There is a single hardwired switch in ...
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How to fix strobing ceiling light fixture

Recently moved into a new apartment and noticed this ceiling light strobes when I flip the switch. When I took the cover off, this was underneath which I wasn’t expecting. Any idea how to stop the ...
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Can I put 14/2 Romex through a wiremold instead of inside the ceiling for a light fixture?

I have a closet with a light on the wall: I would like to remove the light on the wall and instead create a new fixture on the ceiling, but using the same outlet. The ceiling is masonite tile, above ...
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