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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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Are these sconces from the 1920s or newer?

I'm trying to determine if these are original to my 1920 house. - They appear to be stamped brass which has since been painted gold. - The wiring is cloth-wrapped. - The switches are newer. - The ...
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Do I have a non-grounded light fixture?

Is this a non-grounded light fixture? The copper ground is just bundled at the base of the chain and does not weave up the chain to the box like I have seen in pictures on this site. Is this dangerous ...
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3 white wires and 3 black wires. Only need 2 of each [duplicate]

What should I do with the extra black and white wire? The new light fixture has two lights, a black wire and a white wire for each. Should I assume just to pick any two and cover the extras with wire ...
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Why do my LED shop lights flicker when my compressor turns on?

I converted my shop to led from fluorescent.These are direct wire no ballast. Ran all new wires in conduit. The compressor is a 5hp single phase on a 60 amp breaker with 125amp main. I replaced ...
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Do I need to add the ground wires to plastic retro fitting lights?

light fixtureso I am adding recessed lighting in the kitchen (about 6). these retro fit lights do not go in a metal casing. It actually has its own casing. either way its all plastic except with a few ...
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How to replace a light fixture that has a 3-way light switch

Box] I have a light fixture above a stairwell. There are two live switches that control it, one at the bottom of the stairs, one at the top. The wiring is relatively new about 25 years old (all copper,...
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Replacing ceiling fan with regular light and new fixture won't shut off

I'm replacing a ceiling fan with a regular light fixture. The fan was connected with black to black, white to white, and a red wire to a blue wire in the ceiling fan. When I connect the new fixture, ...
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Replacing a Light Fixture with 2 Sets of Wires

I bought a new light fixture for my porch light. The directions for installation describe only using 1 set of wires, however this light has 2 set of wires. I don't imagine it should be difficult, ...
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Is there a reason I should NOT install a ceiling fan in my kitchen?

We need to install a new ceiling light in the kitchen. We do not have any kind of exhaust fan in the kitchen, and it would be nice to be able to move the air around on the occasion that something gets ...
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How can I reduce flicker on an ELV chandelier?

I wired up a set of ELV lights in my dining room and used this particular dimmer switch (Lutron MRF2-6ELV-120-WH) at the switch box. The wiring was rather straightforward. No more complicated than ...
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How can I be sure a wire is truly neutral?

Most sites I find tell me how to distinguish the neutral wire from the live wire. Basically, you find the one that has current and the other one is neutral. That's all fine and dandy when you only ...
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Halogen lights charing floor beams

I was replacing a halogen spot light bulb earlier on and I spotted fair amount of charing on one of the upstairs floor beams which was very close to the light fixture. Damage can be seen in the ...
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Install TP Link Wifi Switch and problems along with it

Similar to Trying to identify the neutral in my switch box for home automation switch. , I have an issue regarding installation of Wifi switch. The switches I got were WiFi switches https://www....
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multi light 1 switch each, and one switch for the all light

in my garden i have 6 lights each one have a switch, last week i connect all the lights to one switch so all the 6 lights will turn on with one switch, but some time i don't need all the 6 lights on, ...
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How to check if light is “Power Through Fixture”?

This is related to my other question here. I just learned of the "power through fixture" concept and it seems that WeMo dimmer switch isn't compatible with it. I want to believe that what I have in ...
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Do I have a 3 way lamp?

I have a lamp that has a label on it saying that it's a 3-way. However, with a 3-way bulb in it I only get on/off just like it's a regular 1-way lamp. Wondering if the label is wrong on the lamp (...
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Opening a light fixture that has plastic clips

Hi, my bathroom light is out and I can't get this fixture open. It has three plastic clips that don't seem to want to let go of the glass. Also seem to be permanently attached to the fixture - I can't ...
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WIll this box hold a 35 pound light fixture?

I am a first time homeowner. I removed old light fixture and will be installing a heavier 35 lb chandelier. Will this box hold the weight? I see two torx head screws about 2.5-3 inches long screwed ...
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I'm trying to replace a ceiling light fixture but the wires are different

The existing box has one black wire and three white wires twisted around each other coming out of it. The existing fixture has one black wire and one white wire. The black was connected to the black ...
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what lightbulb can I use in this 250V 100W light fixture?

I am located in the United States and have a light fixture in my kitchen w/ the following parameters: 250V, 100W model: K512GU not sure what this part is: 2/250 Can I use this 60W bulb in this ...
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Why are my three-way switches behaving differently than they were?

I have four lights in my new house that each have two different switches to control them. They are wired so that one of the switches would have to be ON and the other OFF for the light to be ON. If ...
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Bathroom exhaust/light combo - light doesn't come on until fan on

In our guest bathroom, we have a fan/exhaust combo with 2 switches. Today my wife noticed that the light wouldn't turn on until she turned the fan on. Then she could turn the fan off and the light ...
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Ceiling lamp makes clicking sound after switching on lights?

I turn it on, it right away makes a metalic click coming from ceiling. It then at times continues to make that same sound irregularly, even after turning off the lights. I can't sleep because of it. ...
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How to change lightbulb inside a fixture

I want to change this burnt out light: How can I get at it to change it? Thanks
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Problem Fitting Light Bulb Cover

We have a light fitting for which I took the cover off to replace a bulb. The problem is I can't figure out how to get the cover back on properly. I removed it by simply un-screwing it, but I now can'...
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Light with 3 way switch does not work. Need help!

I have a 3 way switch with Source at First Switch and Light Between (same as below diagram) I opened light fixture to pained the wall and after putting the light it did not work. I have tried ...
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Using backwire to power light fixture

I recently hired an electrician to add a light fixture in my home. The electrician used the backwire holes on the back of an existing outlet to power the new light fixture. I had to disconnect the ...
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Light trips circuit breaker when connected to box

I'm replacing conventional lights with Model CLL56-2WW LED fixtures and all went well on first 3 installs. The 4th is wired just like the rest- white to white, black to black, ground to ground and ...
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Is a 150 watt LED suitable for a pendant fixture?

I want to replace a 150 watt incandescent bulb with a 150-200 watt LED bulb in my kitchen fixture which is a hanging 12-inch diameter fully enclosed glass ball. The guideline for the LED say it is not ...
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How many recessed lights should I install in my living room?

I've got a 18" x 12" living room that I want to install recessed lights into but I am stuck as to if I should install 6 or 8 lights (6 inch each). 6 already "looks" like there are a bunch of holes in ...
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How to install a flush ceiling light with a poorly placed hole

I just removed a very old and broken florescent lighting fixture and was hoping to replace it with a flush LED fixture. This is what I found after I removed the old lighting: As you can see, the hole ...
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How Can I install a 4inch ceiling fan in a 3 inch hole?

I’ve circled the ceiling mount holes in blue and the fan mount holes in yellow. As you can see, the fan mount holes are wider apart than the ceiling’s holes. Also I’ve tried drilling into the ...
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Lights won't go out with 4-way and 3-way switches in any position

Switching worked until today. Removed power to circuit. Removed 4-way switch and tested for continuity, SAT. Jumpered wires on 4-way to make 3-way circuit. Turned power on and no change, lights won't ...
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Mount LED Batten light to allow Rotational Direction change at various positions/ angles up & down using Hinge type mechanism?

I've got this LED batten light to replace old Tube lights. It's pretty light in weight and is full electrical fixture in itself, not needing electrical fixtures like before. It simply mounts on 2 ...
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Replacement Bulb For Under Cabinet Lighting

Have under cabinet lighting and need to replace burned out bulbs. The bulbs are model G9 120v 25W halogen (ceramic base). Would like to replace with LED bulbs. What replacement bulb would work? ...
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How can I convert a 120V chandelier to 240V?

I have a chandelier made for the USA market and runs on 110-120 volts. What modifications do I need to make it work in India which has 220-240 volts? Will it need to be rewired?
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Trying to install a dimmer switch for my light attached to my ceiling fan

thanks in advance for the help! I am attempting to install a dimmer switch to solely operate the light on my ceiling fan light fixture. I have read that installing a dimmer for the fan is dangerous, ...
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Chandelier installation and switch wiring [closed]

Chandelier installed, New Duplex switch--Done!5 --(ignore switch on left for outdoor light)I have four recessed ceiling lights controlled by two three-way switches in my kitchen. I want to add a ...
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Rewiring European Chandelier

I have a chandelier that was bought in Europe in early 1990s, and I would like to hang it in my house in the US on a standard 120V AC circuit. There is nothing in the box or in the manual stating that ...
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Can removal of adhesive tape damage a tile?

I bought some small lights that attach to the wall with adhesive tape/sticker (3M). The label on the box says: Caution: Adhesive tape may remove paint or damage surface when removed If the ...
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How to find a replacement globe for this style of lamp?

My oldest boy accidentally broke a lamp on the wall, and I'm stumped in googling for a replacement. Is there a name for this style of lamp base, in which the globe simply rests in the base, not fixed ...
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Confusing ceiling light fixture wiring

I have a new LED ceiling light fixture that I got to replace an old T12 fluorescent light in our kitchen which stopped working. After turning off the breaker, verifying that there was no power to ...
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Replacing an LED Driver

I've got a failed LED driver that I need to replace. It's a 25W constant-current model (260mA, 28-87V), and finding an exact replacement for this part appears to be nearly impossible. What are the ...
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Connect USB device to a ceiling light

I have a single bulb pendant ceiling light in a funky shade and I'd like to run some led strip lights around the shade. I've seen this: https://www.olenstechnology.com/product/lampchamp/ Which would ...
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Any trick to removing GU10 lightbulbs?

I'm trying to remove some halogen GU10 lightbulbs. They are in a space where simply gripping them around the edges is nearly impossible. Is there any trick to removing these bulbs?
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LED bulbs or dimmer switch causing buzzing?

I installed a light fixture that contains 4 dimmable GU10 LED lightbulbs. I also installed a dimmer switch (Feit Electric Model 72200) for the fixture. When I dim the bulbs to 50-85% on, I hear a ...
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Can I run a new independently-switched light from a box in a four-way switch circuit?

I'm doing some renovating and where I want to put a closet I'd like to put a light. There is a junction box there which appears to have been used as a light before and would be ideal. It has only 1 3-...
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Does this picture look like a burnt out LED lighting or is something wrong with the fixture itself?

Does this picture look like a burnt out LED lighting or is something wrong with the fixture itself? The apartment was built a year and a half ago with these types of fixtures put in. Is this just the ...
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How should I reconnect my light fixture?

I took my ceiling light down to paint it and when I put it back I connected the white wire to the 2 white wires in the pic. I connected the black wire to the black bundle in the pic. Now the light is ...
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How do I remove the T shaped metal device that is holding my fluorescent ballast cover on?

I'm trying to take the cover off of my fluorescent fixture, but I can't seem to figure out this fastener. I've tried rotating it to no effect.