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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How to handle frayed/old wire in can light

We have some can lights in our house that have been out since we purchased it. I finally took the time to replace them (they are on a vaulted ceiling). I found some exposed wire as I was going along ...
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Ideas to install stand-alone light on ceiling without nails or screws

In the ceiling there is no light box and I can't insert nails or screws. I need to install a square LED light fixture, weighting 1.4 lbs, that is fed by the outlet. Maximum I can do is to damage the ...
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Removing flush mounted ceiling fixture that has springs atached to it

I'm having problems removing a flush mounted ceiling fixture that seems to be attached to some sort of spring or springs. Please advise the best way to remove the fixture so I can change the bulb. A ...
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Light Fixture Screws & Bracket Too Small for Fixture Box

I have a light fixture that came with a mounting bracket and some screws. When I went to screw the bracket into the ceiling fixture box, it looks like the box's holes are too big. Not only do the ...
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Diagnosing Loss of Power in Bedroom

We have no power to our downstairs bedroom. We had the lights on, and a heater plugged in to the outlet. A family member turned off the heater, and unplugged it from the outlet. When she unplugged it, ...
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What is the proper way to convert a pair of three-way (SPDT) switches into a single two-way (SPST) switch?

I'm in the process of replacing some of the light switches in my house with smart switches, Wemo Light Switches in this case. I've had no problem with the replacement of my One-way switches (SPST I ...
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How to deal with halogen lights hurting your eyes?

I have gable roof and there are 4 halogen lights on ceilings. If I am sitting upright, it's good but due to the angle of the ceiling, if I move slightly to any direction the light goes directly to my ...
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How should I connect this old fluorescent lamp?

How do I connect a fluorescent lamp with capacitors (or capacitor+starter?) and a ballast? I made a diagram to make it clearer. lamppu = lamp and katto=ceiling. I need to know where to connect ...
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garage light with two hots and one neutral

I was in the process of replacing a 23-year old fluorescent tubelight fixture in my garage with a similar (physical) size LED fixture. When I opened up the light, I found that from the ceiling box ...
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Loose electrical box for ceiling light

I have a ceiling light which is held up by am electrical box. The box is hanging down at an angle. I opened the box and found that one side of it is secured to what I hope is a cross brace. The ...
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Installed new LED transformer, light won't turn on

Transformer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AcPLA2Pc8bgubRKxyaK6iwiYcjKNx6BZ/view?usp=drivesdk LED light: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A_YCzH6FLdCCPRd5q3_LZW30tqzxeZZ5/view?usp=drivesdk Things ...
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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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Ceiling light/fan remote problem

I have a ceiling light/fan controlled by remote only - no light switch or pull cables. Now the remote receiver is broken and the company doesn't make the replacement part anymore. So in buying a new ...
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Can I replace my halogen with led? [duplicate]

So, long story short: An Halogen (MR16/GU5.3) light in my bathroom went out and I replaced it with an led light (from Wilko UK, 3 pack). I know nothing of electrics, but thought heck, I should be able ...
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LED light needs replacing every few weeks

I have two GU5.3 bulbs in my bathroom - one of them went off a month or so ago so I bought the following 3 pack: https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-3-pack-gu53-led-345-lumens-spotlight-bulb/p/0437672 ...
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Converting a ceiling recessed light to a wall outlet

So, Round two of this post, I've given up combining two wall outlets to 240v and realized that I need another 120v outlet to safely power everything with an 80% margin. we have GX24Q-1 outlets for ...
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Electrical Problem

I have two lights I am trying to install in my garage. The switch for these lights has a black and a white wire. However, when I look at the junction boxes for both of these lights I have a red wire ...
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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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Changing bulb on hanging fixutre?

Light fixture is out is identical to the above photo, a hanging halogen light fixture. The previous owner told us to rotate the fixture by about 20 degrees and it should lower. I rotated the fixture ...
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GU24 to E26 light socket adapter — any risks?

I recently moved to a new location where instead of the common E26 light sockets, they have GU24 light sockets. This is a bit of a problem for me, because I like to use edison-style incandescent bulbs,...
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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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Garage ceiling fan / light - changing switch

The house I bought has numerous light/fan switches with smart switches. The one in my garage started going crazy so I removed it and bought a regualr dual switch to replace it. The problem is, once I ...
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How to extend a power outlet from an existing outdoor light

There is an outdoor light owned by HOA, located outside of the door of my apartment unit. And I'd like to install a security camera near the light. There is no outlet there, and How can I extend an ...
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Track Lighting Issue

I recently installed track lighting, and upon turning on the power switch, none of the lights turned on. I went back, checked all of my connections, tested the power, checked each lightbulb, but that ...
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Alternatives to springs for recessed can light trims?

Does anyone know of a good alternative to the specialized springs normally used to secure the trim of a recessed light to the fixture? They look like this: I am installing about 40 trims and for ...
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Why is this odd 3 wire light not working?

I have a very odd light problem. We took down the ceiling to move a light. We have two switches in the dining room that control two lights. After moving the one light, I tested the light I moved and ...
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Ceiling fan gets voltage but lights do not turn on

I just connected a new ceiling fan with lights and the lights and fan won't turn on. I tried to hunt down the problem and used a non contact voltage detector and the voltage does flow to the wires on ...
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Can I use a light fixture box as a junction box for a Baseboard

I would like to know if it's allowed to use an octagonal box currently used for a light as a junction box for two baseboard heater ( I need to relocate the current line). The reason we need to ...
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Light diverter for bulb holder

I noticed the threads on the light bulb holder. Can something be bought that will make the light shine downward? As it is now, the light is too bright and wasted when it goes in every direction.
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Garden light connected to main lounge light stopped working

I have recently moved into a new property and all light fittings came with no shaders/were pretty basic. I have then proceeded to (safely) remove the light fitting of the living room, replaced it with ...
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Wiring Question - one switch, two lights

Hopefully straightforward wiring question, but I can't seem to figure it out. In my kitchen we have two ceiling light fittings. One has white, black, & copper wires, the other had white, black, ...
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Electrical box in ceiling has too three cables coming in. How do we know which ones to use for hook-up?

Three sets of wires come into our overhead light electrical box. Two with white, black, ground, one with white, black, red, ground. Which wires do we use to hang our fan/light? It comes with white, ...
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Troubleshooting a String of LED Recessed Lighting Fixtures

I have 5 LED-based recessed lights on a 3-way switch that are problematic. When I activate the circuit, I rarely get all 5 lights switching on. If I turn them off and back on again, they all work. ...
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How can I reattach a chandelier light fixture to the chain?

My first night in my new rental house and I bashed my head against the low hanging chandelier in the dining room. Somehow my rock head hit it with enough force to snap the loop that attaches the ...
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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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Ceilling light wont switch off after a new installation

I have bought a new ceiling light to replace an old-fashioned one. I have 3 grey cables hanging from the ceiling: 3 red wires connected together and 3 green wires connected together and 3 black but ...
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Each new light bulb for my oven doesn't last long

The light bulb in my Whirlpool WFG231LVS0 oven keeps burning out. I've replaced it several times, with new bulbs of several different brands (all marked as being appropriate for ovens). The new ...
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Can I use a single dimmer switch to control multiple lights?

I want to setup a parallel circuit for 10 light fixtures.... Can I use 1 dimmer switch to control all 10 light fixtures all at the same time? Is this possible to make? Thanks in advance :)
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Can I suspend lights within my property boundaries, above my wall heights on my roof deck?

I have a condo with a roof deck (super awesome). The deck is very large, but is right in between two other decks (we share the same dividing walls) of two adjacent condos. The walls are not ...
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How can I mount a light to a square junction box?

In my entryway, there is a lighting fixture box that is sticking out of the ceiling drywall. (See attached image below) The box is 4 inch by 4 inch. I assume that it came with some kind of ceiling ...
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Is it possible to connect this wall light to the existing fixture?

I recently discovered a couple of what look like wall light fixtures in my apartment so I went out and bought a wall light hoping the connection would be relatively simple. The fixture looks like ...
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Isolating a bulb from stairwell timer

I live in a block of apartments with 6 floors having a stairwell timer that lights all bulbs of the floors at once. I would like to make my bulb switch on independently from the timer so that I can ...
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No place to put base for a ceiling lamp

I recently moved to a new house and there are no ceiling lights. I can only see the wires but no place to put a hook for my fixture. Any idea how should I install my lights?
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Replace G24q-1 (4-pins) with a B22 Bayonet

Having recently moved house, I've noticed that the majority of the lighting upstairs is running CFLs using a type of connection that I am unfamiliar with (research says it's a G24q-1 cap but see ...
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How to run electrical wire in concrete ceilng?

I live in a condo with popcorn (a.k.a California) ceilings. Next week I'm having them scraped, spackled, and painted smooth. I also want to hang a ceiling light fixture (the dining area desperately ...
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How do I reinstall the glass dome on my light fixture?

Can't figure out how to get glass cover back into clips. All three have springs but due to positioning, I can't hold all three fully back and get glass positioned in clips at the same time. I keep ...
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Wiring IKEA light fixture into old fixture

I am installing a simple IKEA ceiling light fixture. The new light fixture has a neutral wire, a live wire, and a ground wire. My current old light fixture has 4 wires: white, red, dark blue or ...
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Are lightbulbs in a wooden range hood safe?

I'm building a wooden range hood and I'd like to know if my lighting setup is safe. I have two recessed fixtures with 5 watt LED bulbs. I know that LED bulbs don't really get too hot, but is it a ...
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Dim only certain lightbulbs on a circuit?

The builder built my house with multiple outdoor lights on a single circuit. Most of the lights are non-dimmable LED wall fixtures, but 2 of them are dimmable 6" LED baffles under an overhang. He ...
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Can I install new construction lights into old ceiling with attic vs remodel lights?

I want to put in can lights throughout my house. I have attic space to do it and from what I have read it seems like the new construction lights are better than the remodel lights that appear to put ...