Questions tagged [light-fixture]

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Wiring a ceiling fan with similar colored wires

How can I tell which wire is which coming out of the ceiling (house wiring)? There are 4 brown wires and one maroon/brick red. There are no stripes or discernable marks on the brown wires. The 3 ...
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2 ceiling fans. 1 dims fully and other doesnt dim enough

I had 2 ceiling fans installed in kids rooms. Same exact fan in both rooms. 2 switches control them. One on off for the fan. And one dimmer switch for the lights. One fan works perfect amd the lights ...
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How do I wire a remote ceiling fan with two switches?

We would like set up our remote to control the fan and the light switch to control the light. There was another fan installed but not with remote but had a light. The dual light switch was set up that ...
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Lightswitch to Outside Light/GCFI Issues

Novice.. but have figured out most of my house lighting issues to date without much help. This one is baffling me though.. I have a lightswitch that turns off/on an outdoor light. I purchased a new ...
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How do I remove 1 out of 4 light fixtures from a two way switch arrangement?

I have 4 light fixtures on the exterior of the house (pictured blue=lights, green=switches). 2 of them are on a wall along the stairs, 2 are at installed on the ceiling of an overhang in front of the ...
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switching bulb socket with larger socket

I have a Harbor Breeze #40948,040949 ceiling fan. It comes with candelabra bulbs. Can I switch the bulb socket from another fan so, I can use regular bulbs in it?
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One of two separate lights on a double switch has become “dominant” - bad switch?

Report of electrical/lighting anomaly at grandma's house. Obviously, it will be a while before I can check things in person. Would appreciate diagnosis of most likely problem. (A relevant search-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LED track lights slowly turn on one by one only to work at a fraction of output

I'm having a weird issue with my LED track lights and I can't seem to put my finger on what exactly is causing it. They seemed to work just fine until recently. Now whenever I turn on the lights, they ...
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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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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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Help with Bathroom Light installation

I am having some trouble figuring out how to reinstall this light fixture in my bathroom. My wife unscrewed it to paint behind on the wall, but I do not see how I am supposed to get the thing back on ...
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What type bulb goes in my chandelier?

This chandelier had no bulbs when we moved in...guess they couldn’t find replacement either? Please help!
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Light fixture in bedroom closet?

Does current electric code mandate an installation of a light fixture in every bedroom's closet?
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New fixture old ceiling electric box

Trying to replace an old chandelier fixture. The wiring looks like this The problem is the new fixture comes with a mounting plate that would be mounted to a regular box but its too big for this box ...
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Fluorescent Light issue

I have a 4 bulb light fixture which suddenly just went out. I checked and there was power to it. I changed all the bulbs in case one was bad and still nothing. So I purchased a new ballast and ...
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Questionable electric work

My bathroom light is connected to the same switch that runs my exhaust fan. The switch doesn't go all the way up without an extra bit of a push and then sometimes when the switch is completely off ...
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Wall light won't work

I have just changed my horrible brass wall lights for a couple of led lights. One works and one doesn't. Tester is showing power is there when I switch it on but still no light. both LEDs work fine ...
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Can I put a wallpaper close to a light fixture?

I didn't find any information about it and I'm wondering if I can have a wallpaper close to a light fixture like the image below: The reason I'm asking is because we recently added both the wallpaper ...
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Installing Lighting Fixture - Ground Question

I have a lighting fixture that has the black, white and copper wire. The supply line has the same colors. I connected each color together. However, I realize that there is this green screw with my ...
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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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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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Replacing ceiling fan/light combo with standard ceiling light to wall switch

I'm replacing a ceiling fan/light combo, with a simple LED round flush "puff" ceiling light fixture. (1-blk, 1-wht, 1-grd) The wall switch only worked the ceiling fan light. The wall switch currently ...
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replacing ceiling fixture

I just moved into 1920's house and would like to install a chandelier. There are 3 wires tied together and one separate. They are not color coded. All are in some sort of fabric insulation and pretty ...
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All the lamps in my house won’t work

So the other day I bought a cheap lamp. Plugged it in etc and the bulb blew straight away. After that my other lamp stopped working (which was plugged into the same socket). Changed the lightbulbs ...
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Could I have broken my light fixture whilst changing the light bulb?

Ok, so not proficient in changing light bulbs... I have taken out the bulb before and put it back in so I know how to do it. I wanted to put in an adaptor so I could put in a colour changing bulb. I ...
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Can I tap into an exterior light fixture to connect different things

I just ran mc cable to a exterior light fixture(dusk to dawn one) from an exterior gfci outlet (which is outside near ground level), I'd like to put and outlet, switch and/or lights in attic close to ...
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Light on when should not

We replaced our light fittings to ceiling fans with LED lights remote controlled, so the switch is always on but the remote controls the light and fans. There is a problem on the top floor where 3 ...
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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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Can I replace the LED in this bathroom light fixture?

I'm remodeling a bathroom and have a light fixture where one of the 3 lights is dimmer than the others. After taking off the glass -- I'm seeing the bulb pictured below. It looks like its secured by ...
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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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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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What sort of ceiling fan support do I need where I can't find framing?

As I have already worked on 4 out of 5 ceiling fans I have put up so far (previous question). Now I am going to put the last one up. I need your help on this one. However, one of them I had a light ...
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Why do each of my 3-way switches have a hot lead?

I have a light controlled by two "three-way" switches. It has worked properly for many years. It started getting a little flaky. I noticed that one of the switches needed to be pushed up a little ...
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Dimmer switch on 3-way circuit only working 90% of the time, is it a bad switch or something else?

I installed a dimmer switch on a 3-way circuit that was working correctly. The other switch is a standard on-off switch. The fixtures they control are halogen light fixtures. About 10% of the time, ...
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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 should I connect my new light fixture?

I’m trying to install a bathroom light fixture. It has one white, one black, and one copper wire I opened the wall and I have 2 black 2white 2 copper and one red. I can get the light to come on but ...
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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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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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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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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 ...