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Double Switch but only Two Wires

I'm trying to switch from a single switch to a double switch so I can turn on my fan and light separately. I've got one hot switch and one other black wire. The white lines are tied together so I'...
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How to wire a light with multiple black/white/green wires from the ceiling?

There are multiple wires coming from my ceiling, 4 black, white, and green, and 1 yellow wire. Our light has 1 black, 1 white, and 1 yellow/green. I wired: - the black on the light to the bundle of ...
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Timed Light that turns ON every 30 minutes, press button to turn off [closed]

I actually need this set up for my workplace, but I believe you folks here will have the answer. We need a light to come on every 30 minutes to alert staff to check something routinely. Newer staff ...
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Led light - trip breaker

I tried to install an LED light in our pantry to replace an incandescent bulb. It is not hooked to a normal light switch but to a push button on/off with the door open and closing! The breaker remains ...
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Light wiring confusion

I’ve bought a new place and it’s a Sunday morning I accidentally smashed a light. Ducked up to Bunnings to try and replace he glass part but they don’t have anything similar so the Bunnings fellow ...
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Shower light blinks immediately after vent fan is turned off

When I turn "off" my bathroom vent fan, my shower light turns on momentarily until the fan stops spinning. Both the light and the fan are wired in parallel on the same circuit. If I drop the shower ...
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Bathroom Ceiling Fan Installation

I would like to intall a bathroom ceiling fan directly over my shower, where there is an existing light that is turned on by an adjacent light switch. I have several questions regarding this project. ...
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Wiring Help in a Camper/Tiny Home

So, my father-in-law just recently bought a camper/trailer and the bathroom light was busted. He disconnected all power to the trailer, removed the busted light, and then ordered a new one off of eBay....
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Putting a recessed light in over the shower unit

There is 1 ordinary light in the bathroom. ( old house ) im going to change this to a ledlight, then i am going to wire from this light to put an IP65 recessed light over the shower unit. Is it ok to ...
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Can someone tell me where to connect the white, black and ground wires from my new light fixture to these existing wires.

. This is what I'm looking at I'm just lost as what to connect to what
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Bathroom Light Fixture with no stud or box

I uninstalled my old bathroom light fixture to replace it with a nicer light but found that there is no stud and no wall box behind the sheet rock. The old light fixture is very light but the new one ...
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Risk of overloading a light fitting?

I have a couple of fittings with 3x E14 bulbs in each. Each of the fittings is labelled with a max of 4w for LED. Problem is, I’d like to upgrade to Philips Hue, which only offer 6w. I didn’t spot ...
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How do I diagnose fluorescent light flicker?

We have 2x4 troffer fluorescent lighting throughout the building. These are consistently flickering and it is annoying. Nearly every light in the building flickers, including in my room. (This ...
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wiring a ceiling light fitting

I have 3 black wires - 3 green and 3 red - but when I attach to light fitting - light comes on with switch off and when I switch it on it blows any ideas ?
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Help identify a ceiling mounted fluorescent light cover

I know this is a stretch, but I'm hoping that someone might be able to help. I have three of these lights and two of the covers are broken. We've searched and been unable to find new ones. I don't ...
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How to remove a light cover

I have a light cover that's covering at least 1 fluorescent light. The light just died and I moved into this apartment recently so I haven't had to replace this light yet. I'm having trouble removing ...
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How do I choose which LED bulbs to put in my home?

General purpose LED bulbs seem to vary a LOT in price... from $1 per bulb to $40+ per bulb... and there doesn’t seem to be any tangible difference between them. I mean, some say they last longer, but ...
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Smart Lights - colour dilemma

I am trying to select a smart light for my room. But there is a confusion here. I want pure white light. The bulbs that I am showing in the screenshot show in their descriptions that they emit all ...
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No power/lights in part of our garage

I am having an issue in my garage where 3 outlets dont work and my 2 fluorescent hanging lights dont work. I have put new outlets in to see if that was the issue, I have checked our breakers and no ...
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How do I open this flush mounted light fixture?

Having trouble opening this light fixture to replace bulbs. The blue/white glass appear to be one piece. No visible screws or on base. I tried twisting it open, but whoever installed the box behind ...
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How would I wire a motion sensor to a fluorescent light?

How would I wire this motion sensor to the fluorescent light? I’ve heard that not all motion sensors are created equal and it may shorten the lifespan of the bulbs or possibly the transformer but if ...
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New Switch and Light Won't Work

OK. So I had a kitchen ceiling light. too big. Took it out and put in a light w/ enclosed fan. Light worked on a single switch. No biggie, light/fan comes w/ remote. Excellent. New light works on same ...
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3 Way Switch Wiring Weirdness

Setup: Two Switches for one light, one downstairs and one upstairs in a stairwell. Old Switch Wiring (black is in common of switch)( same type of switch upstairs) New Switch: Lutron Maestro Motion ...
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Ceiling fan light

Out of the blue, my Harbor Breeze ceiling fan light began flashing when the light is on. Worked fine for many years and nothing was changed - just one day when turned on the lights flash and its been ...
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Replacing a cfl tube light with a led wiring help

So I was given the task of replacing old cfl tube lights in my room for brighter led (120 cm long) ones. Never done this before so I'd appreciate a walkthrough. I already took down the old tube light ...
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Why does the inner circle fluorescent light not work sometimes?

We have double circular fluorescent lights however the inner light doesn't work sometimes. It has a pull string to operate. It is working today (7th March). Panasonic Parc Premier Round Fluoirescent ...
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Hang Pendant light with loop

I want to update the lights in my kitchen with pendant lights. However, for one light, the current light has a loop over to a hook to hang the light in the appropriate spot. Like this.... I want ...
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Is it OK to splice NM and NM-B cable?

I'm replacing some light fixtures in my house, and the existing cable coming out is very old. I was able to make out the stamp along the length, and it's 12/2 NM cable, rated to 60C. It's got a ...
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Shop light wiring

I am hoping to put two 4ft flourescent lights in my garage where it only had a single light bulb before. I have never done anything electrical so even the simplest job is all new to me. My question ...
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How do I ground this metal switch faceplate? (UK electrical)

I'm replacing a plastic light switch with a metal one - so need to ground it. Have done this before - where backbox has been metal, so easy to run a flywire from switch to grounding point on metal ...
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Replace light switch connected to a power outlet with dimmer - two black wires to one black and red

I have a light switch that is connected to a power outlet. The light switch has 2 block wires, one coming from the wire and one coming from the power outlet. I want to change this to a dimmer and I ...
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Why was a light fixture installed with dry wall anchors? [closed]

I came home to a light fixture hanging off the wall today. The light was never attached to the electrical box, instead it was installed with drywall anchors to the edge of the drywall against the box. ...
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Replacing a smart light switch with a standard one

I’m trying to replace a lightswitch but there’s some unusual wiring inside the box. It looks like there are three sets of wires coming into the box. Black/White, Black/Red/White, and Black/White. I ...
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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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Installing WeMo Wi-Fi Dimmer Switch - Lights not turning on

I have attempted to install my WeMo switch; however, it does not seem to want to work. Before I contact Belkin or my superintendent, I wanted to make sure that it is WeMo that is broken, and not my ...
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Light bulb suddenly only turns on for a moment, tried multiple bulbs

So when it happened, I tried to turn on the light (that worked fine before) and it lit up only to go off shortly after. subsequent tries were met with failure. So I changed the bulb for a new one. No ...
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Help wiring new overhead light that uses SPT wire

I am wiring a new overhead light fixture in my study. I have done lots of light fixtures before but the wires of the new fixtures I have done in the past have always matched the black and white wires ...
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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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Lightswitch zapping me

This single lightswitch zaps every time it is touched. Including twice in a 30 second period when touched by different people. It is not the screws, but the switch itself. The zap is powerful enough ...
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a non working single 10W MR16 in a recessed light (LED)

One of the bulbs is not lighting up. I tried a new bulb and replaced the ceramic bulb holder and that did not help. What am I missing? Could it be a transformer that suddenly went bad? If that is the ...
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Adding Light to Existing 3-Way Switch Configuration

I currently have a 3-Way light setup like the one pictured below but I want to add an additional light to the circuit on the right hand side switch. I can not add any wires between the two lights as ...
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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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Fluorescent fitting problem

I live in France. I have just received a replacement twin fluorescent fitting to replace a unit that failed after 3 months. I have tested the new fitting on a bench, connecting live neutral and earth ...
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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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Can I connect a shared neutral to my Wemo smart light switch?

Both switches depicted in the diagram are controlled by the same breaker. The other two switches in the box which aren't labeled are controlled by two other breakers. Since I only want to replace ...
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How to make outlet half-hot in this situation?

Current state: Outlet is completely controlled by light switch, top and bottom switch on and off from this switch. Desired state: Only top of outlet is controlled by light switch, bottom to remain on ...
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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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Ceiling Fan Lights not burning brightly

My Hampton Bay ceiling fan with light is about 8 years old. The light recently burned out, so replaced with with a 100 E11 halogen 100 watt bulb, resulting in very little light - about 50 watts. I ...
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Window treatment that allows for a projection to be visible?

As a creative project, I'm trying to project some lines or text onto a window. That is, I have a large window that I still want to see out of, but I want to use an LCD projector from the inside to ...