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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Ceiling fan with light - electrical box has two cables, one with a red wire

I'm remodeling a room and someone decided to help me by taking down an existing ceiling fan with a light fixture. However they didn't make note of how the wires were connected and I'm having trouble ...
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safely de-energizing a junction box so that I can permanently cover it up

I have a junction box in my ceiling that is controlled by a single light switch. I no longer want to use the junction box or have it exposed and I'd like to cover with drywall-- much preferable to a ...
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Does removing an LED bulbs from fixture decrease energy usage?

Noob question alert. Electrics have always been my weakness. If you have a 6 bulb ceiling light, with 6 LED bulbs each with 5w, and you remove 3 of them, does this half the energy usage when the ...
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How can I uninstall this old school light switch from the wall?

I have a few of these old school light switches in my current accommodation: I now need to replace one because it is not working anymore so I'm trying to uninstall it from the wall. Alas, I'm not ...
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Can I do an external splice to my chandelier wire?

My ceilings are over 20 feet tall so I want to avoid renting scaffolding to replace the chandelier at the junction box.
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Wiring ceiling light from switch that controls outlet [duplicate]

I am trying to add a ceiling light to a switch that currently controls a floor outlet (top plug only). Coming into the light switch are a ground, a hot and a switched hot. I have pulled an ...
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Line loses power when light bulb is put in

My wife's cousin keeps losing power to her bathroom lights and fan. It will be out for a week or so, then come back on for a day to a week, then go back out. I went over and checked the line at the ...
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How to add a light to an existing 3-way circuit

Trying to add a light to an existing 3 way circuit. I have access from one light switch to my first junction box. The rest is Asbestos walls so I can't touch. Drawing below. Much obliged.
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How to get to blown light bulb

I am not sure how to actually remove the casing so that I can get to the bulb that has blown? without breaking something...
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How to remove a ceiling light when nut turns but doesn't unscrew and globe doesnt turn?

Help! Trying to replace light bulbs. The nut turns but it doesnt unscrew off, tried w40 and nothing happens. Cant turn the glass globe due to the awkward shape of the light fixture.
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No light but hot wire is hot

I was using a circular saw and thought that I blew the circuit breaker. The breaker I have on the line is a GFI and I noticed that "test" button on the breaker was no longer working and I couldn't ...
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using C clamp on ceiling beam to avoid screw holes - will it hold?

Trying to install LED panel lights on a loft ceiling. There's a ridge beam I can attach them to, but I'd like to avoid putting in screw holes if possible (this is a condo that has shared structural ...
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Does anyone know how to remove the wires from this light socket, does anyone know how I find information about this type of socket?

The socket is from a wall mounted light fixture, the side of the socket says AI YACHT AT578 4/250. I've tried googling this product information but all I get is advertisements for yachts. Does anyone ...
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Replacing light fixture, current box has too many wires for new fixture

I've been working on setting up a new light fixture for a few hours now and ran into a bit of a problem. This fixture was replaced about 6 years ago with the current one, so it's not too old, but it'...
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Mixed Recessed LED Lights Not Working

I purchased a home that has recessed lighting throughout. They are the LED lights that clip into a standard light bulb screw-in socket. They all point straight down and I wanted to purchase some that ...
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Recessed LED lights need to be turned on twice to work

I recently installed recessed LED lights in by basement. On two of the three runs I have an issue that when I first turn on the lights some of the lights only produce a low dim, and don't react the ...
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Have a weird light switch issue happening

Trying to set up a new pantry light. I want to tie this into the outlet that is controlled in the switch in the pantry. However when I rigged it like in this image it's all reversed. When I turn the ...
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LED in recessed fixture occasionally dims

My house was built in 2011 with 6 recessed fixtures in the kitchen ceiling. I replaced the original incandescent lights with CFLs first then LEDs. I replaced the CFLs after one light went out. The ...
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How can I open or identify this lamp?

There's a lamp attached to the ceiling of the entrance to the garages of me and my neighbours, and its bulb needs to be replaced. The problem is: I have no idea how to open it. There is no way to ...
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What kind of compact fluorescent light bulb fixture is this?

I have search quite a bit to find what kind of compact fluorescent light bulb I need for this recessed can light? It is in a bathroom above a tub. I have include a picture of the base looking into ...
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What kind of electrical connector is this and how do I remove it?

I am replacing a bathroom ceiling light fixture. The house is pretty old and has cloth covered wire. The fixture I'm replacing is relatively updated but when I went to remove it, I noticed it was ...
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Recycle E12 sockets from a string of outdoor patio lights for Christmas decorations

I am wondering if it's possible to recycle a string of patio lights that have E12 sockets with new wiring for a Christmas project. As it stands now the string of lights has a socket about every eight ...
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Light fixture with Pull chain

In attempts to open up the light fixture and figure out how to re-attach a chain to the pull chain attachment, the black wire connecting to the pull string fell out of the fixture. I’m not sure if it ...
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Shared ground on bathroom light, fan, heater combo

I plan on replacing the exhaust fan in my bathroom and want to replace it with a light/heater/fan combo. In doing so, I want to be able to power both the vanity light and the fan light with a single ...
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Ceiling box has 2 black wires and 1 white wire

I just moved into a newly built condo, and there wasn't a light fixture installed before. This is what it looks like right now: There are two wires, black and white, marette'd(?) together, and there ...
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Vanity light installation using an old work box

I have a vanity light that weighs 5.6 lbs. The old work box I have is rated for 6 lbs. This seems very close to me. Is there something else I should be using?
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European Bulb E14 base 15w 110 volt dimmable bulb for Himalayan Salt Lamp

The E14 base is European, as is the 110 voltage. The bulb in question is a 15 watt bulb with dimmer control and is UL listed. Is there any danger in using this rather than a bulb and dimmer ...
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ALKCO L40 Replacement Bulb Availability

Are there replacement Bulbs for the ALKCO L40 Incandescent Bulb? Length =40 inches. Saw where someone had question about removal. Snap into a very large vanity mirror. Without Bulbs, talking major ...
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I have a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan and lights. I can't find bulbs that work

I have a 52 inch/132 cm edenton, Model#L2AP, Item #0154637. It says use 4 40 Watt A candelabra base bulbs. I could only find A15 and lights are not working. Can anyone please help me? Do l need ...
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Advice on connecting this light to a ceiling rose

I have bought a vintage light but i'm not sure how to attach it to my ceiling. I currently have a regular ceiling rose (UK) but I can see I need to replace that with something else. Just not sure what....
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How to replace fan fixture for a flat LED light fixture?

I removed a fan from the ceiling and noticed this pole in the picture below. I'm wondering what to do with this if I want to install a flat back LED light fixture. Should I cut it or is there a cover ...
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Hit metal piece while drilling through condo concrete ceiling

I am trying to install wide rectangular light fixture. Something similar to this: https://www.amazon.ca/Feit-Rectangle-Ceiling-Lighting-Diffused/dp/B00Y86OROW I Hit a metal piece while drilling ...
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How do I open this flush ceiling light to change the bulb?

I am trying to open this flush ceiling light fixture to change a burned out bulb, but I can't figure out how to open it for the life of me. It looks like this: I am not sure what the brand or model ...
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Wall Mounted Light Fixture Mounting Plate

I'm prepping for drywall and will need to install a wall-mounted fixture, but the bolts that go through the mounting plate to attach the fixture are lined up with where the plate attaches to the box. ...
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Confusion on Fixture WIring Help

I'm trying to hook up a new light fixture and when I removed the old one, what I saw confused me. The taped wire on the far left seems to be coming from the switch, I've tested with a voltage reader ...
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What is a “JC type” light bulb?

I have a desk lamp that uses G4 bi-pin light bulbs. The socket is marked "JC G4 12V max 20W". I was wondering what the "JC" means, so I googled "JC G4" and indeed a lot of results show up, some with "...
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Convert 3 ways to 4 way Wiring

I am hoping someone can help me. I have a 3 way switch for lights on my stairs and a 3 way switch for lights in the hallway. The way they are currently wired is there is a 2 gang box at bottom of ...
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Is a grommet needed for romex into this metal junction box?

I bought a 6-pack of these LED downlights. The metal junction box has knockout holes to run my 14-2 (with ground) wire. I was surprised that the J-box didn't come with grommets after knocking out the ...
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How to increase light from a vanity cabinet?

I need to seriously increase the amount of light from a bathroom vanity cabinet. The picture below is a little blurry because I didn't have a tripod handy, and it took a 1/10 second exposure to take ...
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Is the neutral outside of the plug dangerous while carrying current?

I accidentally bought bulbs that has too long of a stem for my bathroom vanity. It also has a very larger upper region that makes it very touchable. How dangerous is this metal area that is exposed ...
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I installed a new light fixture and it won't turn off!

I removed a fan/light combo and replaced with a typical light fixture. The wires from the ceiling coming out are white, black and ground. The light fixture has a positive and a neg and a ground. I ...
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Stranded wire gauge too small for push-in connector(USA)

I'd like to use these push-in connectors along with the stranded wire connections inside a light fixture. 3-port push-in connector I'm using these connectors because space is limited inside the ...
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Front Garage Lights no power

I'm a new to doing home improvement stuff and I've been doing okay electrical stuff for the house so far but today I ran into an issue out of my skillset while wiring up the front lights on the ...
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How to wire light switch passthrough

I've swapped a 2-gang switch for a simple 1-way switch to control the ceiling lights. Previously the room had wall lights on the 2nd gang which I've now removed. In doing so, the light in the next ...
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BX cable connection to vapor tight luminaire

I have some vaportight luminaires that I plan to install in a garage. The garage has bare stud walls, so all wiring is run in 3/8" BX armored cable. The luminaires came with a cable gland connection ...
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Changing bulb in a pinhole downlight

I recently moved in to a flat and need to replace some blown bulbs. From internet searches, the fittings appear to be "fixed pinhole downlights", but I cannot find any details on how to remove the ...
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How do I connect light fixture’s ground to supply wires?

Location: US While not exactly a novice in regards to electrical, I’m a little confused here. Replacing ceiling fan+light combo controlled by two switches with light fixture (removing one switch/...
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How do I install my new ceiling light fixture?

Hi I’d like to install a new light fixture. The fixture is made out of plastic and has a blue and a brown cable. The image is of the old fixture that works. In case the image isn’t clear enough - ...
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Replaced fluorescent tubes with LED tubes, the LEDs only turn on when tapped

I bought FEIT replacement LED tubes at Costco, item number T48/840/LED/2, and swapped them in for fluorescent tubes (the thinner style). When I switch them on, the pairs of LEDs barely illuminate. ...
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Light junction box cover does not conceal the box opening

I recently replaced a hallway ceiling light with a pendant, only to find that the supplied canopy was smaller (5") than the hole previously cut in the ceiling (6"). I'm hoping someone has encountered ...