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Replace Halogen spot light

I have been trying to replace this spotlight without success. I could not figure out a way to remove it . Any ideas?
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Should I be concerned about a ceiling light fixture that was installed without the mounting bracket?

The last piece of my move was to install my new light fixtures from my last place and I finally hired a general contractor to do so. After he left, I realized that I had not given him the mounting ...
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Room lights flickering when I connect my laptop through inverter

I am using amaron 880v inverter with 1500mah Tall tubular battery when I connect my laptop 130w charger then room lights are flickering then I checked with another laptop 90w charger then same lights ...
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Safe to use electrical tape on cracked microwave light socket?

I recently purchased a house with an over-the-stove microwave and discovered the two lights under the microwave (above the range) were blown out. When I went to change the light bulbs, I found the ...
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Why would the light be on when the switch is off?

I've found a lot of answers to this question after replacing a light switch but this has happened without any work done to the light. I have a living room light that is connected to a standard light ...
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How to correctly wire two lamps to 2 way switch

I messed up! I was replacing two light fittings that are both controlled from 2 two way switches. I did not make a note of the existing connections before I removed the old fittings (noob mistake I ...
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faint LED glow when smart dimmer switch is off

I have a TP link HS220 dimmer switch that appears to be working correctly with the Phillips 8w LEDs I have. It goes on/off min and max dim with no issues. However, when I turn off the switch there is ...
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HO fluorescents not working after switching with power on

I’m curious as to why after replacing T12 HO bulbs they don’t come on if power was on when replacing. I come back hours later and they are finally on. Replace with power off and they work right away. ...
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How do I move this light box over a few inches in the wall?

I need to move the existing power over to where the hole is in the image. There was a strip light and I’m replacing with a single light. The blue box is anchored to the frame. The cable is too short ...
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How to replace 2 -gang kitchen/living room switch that also feeds hallway light

We are replacing a 2-gang light switch with an Iotty smart switch and we encountered a roadblock. We were expecting the wires in the box only to control the kitchen and living room light, but ...
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Twin Lightswitch wiring - uk

Earlier today my kitchen light switch fell apart. I picked up a replacement and weird it as best I could comparing the terminals on the old switch The kitchen has two lights on a 2 gang switch. Now ...
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How should I wire / connect a new ceiling light to this ceiling junction box?

UPDATED CEILING JUNCTION BOX PHOTO PROVIDED. I’m wondering if I can ask for some assistance in installing a new ceiling light to an unused (blank plate)ceiling junction box. The light switch in the ...
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Replacing single pole switch (w/one screw on each side) w/ single pole switch w/2 screws on right/1 on left

I bought Enerlite single pole paddle switches to replace my old switches. I am replacing a switch for my dining room and it has two screws on the right and one on the left. How do I am connect the ...
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Why do my brand new LED lights work fine sometimes but sometimes are dim with dark spots?

I have 2 4ft LED light tubes in my kitchen, sometimes they turn on just fine and work all day but some days they only turn on half way, both of them are very dim and one of them has a dark spot in the ...
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I have a hardwired ceiling light . I didn't know it was not switched. What is the easiest way to control (on/off) it?

I didn't realize a ceiling lamp was not switched (hardwired) I need a solution
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How do I wire this ceiling light?

I know I can connect the loose cable from light switch to light fixture, but what do I do with that extra cable coming down to the outlet? Previously this was a fan/light combo with remote that had ...
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Can I Combine Two Lights from Separate Breakers Into One Switch?

I have two outdoor lights that are separate switches. I want to combine them under one switch, but Light A is on Breaker #3 and Light B is on Breaker #2. Can I put these lights on the same switch or ...
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How can I wire several switches which each control an overlapping subset of my lights?

I want to wire a circuit that has 3 switches and 3 lights. S1 controls L1 and S2 and S3 control all three lights so basically when I turn on S1 it only turns on L1 and when I turn on either s2 or s3 ...
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How to track down control/switch for light fixture

We just bought a house and I have a light in our screen porch (aka Florida room). It has a light in the center of the ceiling that I can't identify its light switch. Thinking it might be the bulb, I ...
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Alternate LED controller for LED light fixture

My wife and I bought and installed this light fixture the other day. We've been satisfied with the look, however, the LED controller and remote that came with it are absolutely awful. We were hoping ...
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Driver box issue

We just installed two ultra slim recessed lights with driver boxes, they were working fine, but now they are not. We checked the lights, they are working in other outlets, and we have power to the ...
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Replace light switch with smart switch, existing wiring used to be three way

There is a light switch that controls some recessed lighting that I want to replace with a smart switch https://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-WLS040. The old light switch is a three way switch that is wired ...
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Need replacing simple light switch

so I need to put a switch in here, but all wire are black so i dont know which wire will go where. just to give a context, this set of wires WERE used to turn on/off 3 light bulbs. so the 3 wires ...
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Replacing Light Switch (NZ)

Need help replacing the old double switch (top two photos) for the new smart switch for my Grandma so she can have the lights come on at dusk till Dawn for security.
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Pilot light issue

Thermocouple has been changed but pilot still wont stay lit. Is it gas controller?nSo what now? I may also have a cracked heat exchanger but that would seem unrelated. A small amount ofwater ...
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How to connect when there are 2 cables of ceiling light

I found some similar questions but none actually sort out my problem. I bought a new IKEA light fitting and its electrical box has 4 holes (2 for N and 2 for L). The instruction said to put 1 N to N ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan with remote (5 wires) to 2 wall switches

I replaced my ceiling fan (pull chains for light and fan) to a TroposAir Starfire ceiling fan. My house has 4 wires coming from the box, white,red,black and green. There is 2 switches on the wall ...
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Rocker switch in bedroom stuck? possible obstruction?

Searched the site but didn't find anything similar to my question. I have a rocker switch for my bedroom light. Actually, there are 3 switches all side by side with one 3-opening faceplate for all 3. ...
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Why does my ceiling light go out a few seconds after I turn it on?

Weird problem. My ceiling light will not stay on in the morning. When I flip the light switch it will go on for a few seconds and then go out. However, in the afternoon, the light seems to work ...
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Would a projector lamp explode

I have a projector lamp that has been used over its life hours. Its still working though, no colour distortion, etc. But if I keep on using it, will it just won't light up when it finally stopped ...
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Adding ceiling fan wiring

Currently I have one light switch that controls the outlet in the bedroom. I added a ceiling fan with light and ran 14/3 wire to the switch box. I will be adding another switch (dual function to ...
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lighting fire safety

Is it safe to use a soft 3 way 30/50/150 Watt incandescent bulb in a lamp that requires 23 CFL max light to prevent fire. It is the only bulb that I could find but only the 150W setting works with ...
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Why does my light switch have one hot wire in and two feeds to the same light?

I'm swapping out my light switch. It has three black wires and I originally thought it was one hot, one to the light and one to the other switches (where-ever they may be). This is how my 1st floor ...
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Low light illumination on ceiling fan

I have a 15 yr old Hampton Bay ceiling fan with light fixture and remote. Worked well when we bought home for a few years but suddenly the bulbs in the 3 bulb fixture are extremely dim. The bulbs ...
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Under Cabinet led strip lights appear to be different colors/temperatures

I have been in my home for about a year. My wife just noticed that the led strip lights under our cabinets in the kitchen are all the same except in one location, where they are less "white" ...
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Wiring for new bathroom fan

I am trying to add a fan in a bathroom and need some wiring assistance. I removed the switch thet controls the overhead light and found 2 black wires attached. From the research I have done it seems ...
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Turning an unneeded outlet into a light switch to power LED lights

I would like to turn an outlet into a light switch to control I light fixture at another outlet in the wall at another location. I already installed the new outlet (that I'd like to have power when I ...
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Why does my desk lamp(LED) seems to flicker very fast when capturing through camera lens? [closed]

Does led work this way? I have tested two LED light bulbs by capturing them through phone's camera(Galaxy Note 8)and both seems to flicker/flash very fast. Is this a problem with my table desk lamps? ...
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why are my LED lights not turning on?

My led lights have worked fine for awhile, but today they wouldn't turn on! When I plug them in they flicker once and shut back off. I tried a different outlet and it did the same thing.
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Outdoor Motion Sensor Light Durability

A motion sensor light is to be installed where it is exposed to the Florida outdoors. How can one gauge (is there a metric?) if the fixture is durable (last 5+ years). As you have probably already ...
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Why does my LED light take several minutes to come on?

My led ceiling light does not come on straight away after switch on. It can take anything from 5 to 20 mins to illuminate. It does come on eventually. I have two separate switches to turn on this one ...
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How should I reconnect two switches to these six wires?

I did not take a photo prior removing old light switches. So, now I am basically stuck. Our home is from ‘53 and wanted to upgrade the original light switches. From what I remember is that the left 4 ...
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Light never turns off

Just moved to a 30 year old house. Light in laundry never goes off. Turning the wall switch on or off will brighten the light but it never turns off. I removed the switch completely and taped off the ...
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Older light fixture with 3 bulbs - each bulb has 1 white and 1 black wire from it

I have an older light fixture with 3 bulbs - each bulb has 1 white and 1 black wire from it, and it also has the standard grounding wire. The fixture box in the ceiling has 1 white and 1 black (and ...
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Help installing a dimmer switch in a 3-way

I'm trying to install a dimmer switch on a 3-way switch (there's another switch that also controls this light). The old switch has a black and white wire each connected to a brass screw, another black ...
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Light Switch Wiring Issue

I have just received a set of light switches but have been unable to fit them because the small screw in the COM connector doesn't screw far enough to grip the live wire. I'm sure it must be ...
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Remove 1 Light/Switch to Operate on It's Own

I have 7 lights in my kitchen going into my butler's pantry. There are five light switches that controls the lights. 1 switch in the butler's pantry, 3 switches in the kitchen and 1 switch outside of ...
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When adding new light to existing lights, only 1 or the other works

So I asked a similar question several weeks ago & tried a couple of the ideas put forth, but I could not get all the lights to work properly. Here's the full story including some additional ...
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Converting a Chandalier Hard wire to an outlet

we just moved in to a new apt in New Jersey and the previous tenant had this really nice string light fixture with colorful lampshades etc (pictured below). Unfortunately, he took them with him when ...
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Add switches to existing circuit

3 way switch 1 I currently have 5 lights controlled by two 3-way switches. Not sure if this is relevant, but the above exists in a partially finished basement(Ceiling and two walls exist). I am ...

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