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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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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Checked voltage, ok, replaced 4 pin triple bulb twice GX24q-3 and still does not worked?

Checked voltage on kitchen 5 light fixture, one of them was burnt out, replaced bulb with same model GX24q-3 and still same fixture does not work?
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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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How to tighten a loose led candelabra bulb?

I replaced overheated incandescent bulbs in two bathroom candelabra wall-sconce fixtures with LED candelabra bulbs. The screw shanks on the LED bulbs are longer than the original incandescent bulbs. ...
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Can't find enclosures for custom deck stair lighting

I'm building a custom deck stairs lighting system. I have purchased RGBW 40mm diameter waterproof LEDs and want to install them in the stair risers. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DC24V-RGBW-DMX512-...
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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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What kind of halogen bulb is this?

One of our ceiling fan bulbs recently went out, and I can't for the life of me find a replacement for it. By my best approximations, size is 3.65" H x 1.3" W, and 11-12mm at the base. The engraving ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Why is this light kit not working?

I recently bought a new light kit to attach to my ceiling fan. The connections sounded pretty simple. I attached blue wire from the ceiling fan wires to the black wire in the light kit and the white ...
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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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how do I fix a ceiling fan light that won't light, but the fan works?

the fan works, but the light won't work even though all contact tested positive for AC current I tested two ways,a 250V voltage tester that I used to test all 4 wires and I made a125V 2-pole flat plug ...
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Wiring in fixture looks wrong and I need a fix

So I opened this up to see about putting a fan in but it really looks odd to me. On the left are three black wires connected together. In the middle two white wires with the white of the light and ...
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Possible to DIY a multiple fixture canopy?

I've been looking at making a fixture for my island that would consist of 5 separate LED bulbs hanging down from a single canopy, each about 15" apart. Looking at what's out there in terms of ...
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How can I determine if a light switch shorted out?

I have a light that's controlled by 2 switches. I rewired one of them recently. I tested it and it worked after I did so. Now, the light isn't turning on anymore when I flip the switch. When I use ...
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What is the point of G24 CFL fixture

I have 4 recessed lights in my kitchen, all of them G24 CFL sockets. The lights currently in them are very warm colored. They came with, when we bought the home. I would like to replace them with ...
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Light wiring - wires snapped when disassembling

I was taking down a light to replace it for a newer one for my wife. The wires coming out of the ceiling are ancient and they snapped as I pulled down the housing (incredibly brittle). Now I do not ...
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Security fluorescent outside lighting with timer and breakers wiring

I have two outside seperate flurescent light circuits that are wired to two seperate breakers in the breaker box, i need a timer wired into the circuit that will control these two outside lighting ...
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hook up light, but end tied into attic wiring

Easy to install to black and white wires hanging out of ceiling, BUT other end of wires hooked into existing wires in attic. Not place for switch . Have pic
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Three hots and a neutral in a recessed light

I was wiring a Lightolier recessed light (model 1000AICM) and I noticed that the junction box has three black wires and one neutral. I've never encountered this before. I conjecture the following: the ...
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Different light fixture quit working after changing switch

Upstairs: I just replaced some halogen track lights with LEDs. The switches were double pole and are illuminated when the lights are off. This caused the LEDs to have a dim light even when they were ...
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Replaced fluorescent tubes and starters - now lights are getting triggered by other light switches. How to identify the cause?

I have two fluorescent tubes in the kitchen. Having been buzzing, flickering and turning themselves off for a while I replaced both the tubes and the respective starters, assuming this would eliminate ...
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Is there such thing as a bowl shaped “ceiling bounce” lamp?

I'd like a lamp that acts like an IKEA floor lamp but without the long stick. Ideally it's bown shaped to not limit much of the light output to a tiny circle on the ceiling. I'd place a LIFX bulb in ...
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Replace 1 gang 2 way with 2 gang 2 way

I currently have downstairs in the hall, a 2 gang 2 way switch that has 5 wires, two red wires coming from 1 cable, and 3 wires (red, blue, yellow) coming from a second cable and they are wired to ...
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how to wire two three way switch to a ceiling fan & add one switch for the fan and one for the light

I have two three way switch when I'm closing one of them switch , the fan is automaticly close with the light & I hate that because it's a big place & I'm short so it's hard for me to grab the ...
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How do I appropriately wire the transformer in a light fixture?

I'm replacing a dinning room light fixture, but it differs from the one that was there. Can anyone tell me how these wires should be attached? The black and white wires lead to the halogen lights, ...
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Why did my ceiling light fixture stop working after adding an outlet on the same circuit?

I recently added a receptacle for hanging my TV on the wall. To do it I fished a wire through the wall and attached wires to an existing receptacle that's at a lower level on the same wall. This is ...
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What is the purpose of these removable “collars” on ceramic light fixtures

This fixture happens to be plastic, but all my ceiling juntion box mounted 600w rated light fixtures have a removable collar. I don't see the point in this extra part. Is there some sort of shade I ...