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How to manage wiring if replacing ceiling rose with anchor for heavier light

I have just moved house and have brought a dimmable multi-bulb ceiling light with me. It needs to be connected with an anchor to the ceiling. Here is the light. The light above is attached to the ...
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Switch leg to light/ceiling fan with two 14/2 cables

I'm installing a ceiling fan with a light kit and want to control the fan and light separatly from two separate switches in the same two-gang box via a switch leg (power comes in through the fan). It ...
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Wiring up modern ceiling rose in old house

I am in the process of replacing an old light fitting, however I'm stuck because the old fitting has a completely different circuit to the new one. From basic research, I believe the new ceiling ...
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Simple test RFI tests for fluorescent bulb replacement

I am interested in testing RFI originating from LED T8 replacement bulbs, which are seated in troffers. Original ballasts have been removed from the troopers. Is there a simple test that can be ...
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Can't get the florescent bulb out of the fixture

Bulb blew last night. Trying desperately to get it out to change bulb but not budging. Got the outer case off but the end covers aren't budging so bulb won't pull or twist out.
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What height/ distance from ceiling or above surfaces would be good for uplighting wall lamp?

So in Houston, I had an Uplighting Floor lamp like this with a 3 way/ mode 110 W bulb. The lighting was not as jarring as a office CFL tube but perfectly bright for all that I needed to do in my room/ ...
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Choosing a Switch Based on Amperage

I will be replacing a light fixture that had a switch built in and was operated independently from any wall switch. Rather than limit myself to the very few light fixture options with switches built ...
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Light switch using only black wires - Incoming whites terminate together in box - New timer switch requires white neutral

I want to replace a simple single pole light switch with a timer switch, which requires red, black, white, and ground. The existing switch is in a triple box, where all three switches have only blacks ...
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No power to bathroom lights and two outlets

Having an issue where my bathroom lights/fans and 2 outlets will not come on. Here is what i know so far: No breakers are tripped No GCFI are tripped, i reset all of them All the breakers at the ...
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Replacing an Apartment Light Fixture that has a Built-In Switch

I am hoping to replace a vanity light in my bathroom over my sink and I have already gone ahead and ordered a light fixture. However, I realized I may have made a mistake in choosing the new one... ...
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In a one-way dimmer, can C and L1 terminals be swapped?

In a one-way dimmer switch, does it matter which way round the C and L1 terminals are connected (both electrically and in terms of UK wiring regs)? For context, I have a dimmer that's wired the ...
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Kitchen dimmer dims lights in adjacent room, but not always

I have a weird wiring fault. The kitchen and the dining room each have dimmer switches that work fine individually. However, if the dining room dimmer is on and within a certain range of positions (...
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Hiw do I get the dome off of ceiling fan?

How do I get this dome off to change the light bulbs? I've tried pulling the brackets, but nothing budges. The dome doesn't screw on/off either. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Correction for garage door opener that leaks current to bulb?

I've got an Alister Access 3000 garage door opener. The normal light bulb is a standard rough service 60 watt incandescent. It has the unfortunate side effect of melting the plastic lens cover over ...
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BR light bulb in socket calling for type A

On my bathroom light fixture there is a sticker that says, "Fire Hazard: Only use Type A 60 W Max" Why wouldn't it be safe to use BR LED 16W bulbs in place of type A?
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Can a motion sensor switch be installed as part of a pair of switches?

I have a switch to my hallway by my garage. The other switch is by my stairs. I have had a motion sensor on the switch by the garage for about 15 years and it worked fine. It finally broke so I ...
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Installing a dimmer switch for a ceiling fan

I have a ceiling fan with a lights that have to separate switches- one to control the fan on/off, and another to control the lights on/off. I want to put a dimmer on the light switch only but I most ...
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Add additional circuits after 3-way switch

I would like to add a circuit at the far end of a 3-way switched circuit. I choose to wire the first circuit this way: I have the source coming in from the breaker to a light switch with 14/2, then ...
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is there an outlet box mounted overcurrent protection device?

I am adding some additional outlets and outside lights to my garage. The existing outlets are on 12 gauge wiring, so presumably a 20 amp circuit (I did not check this - did not have my reading ...
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How to install a flush mount LED light over an old square recessed box?

My question is similar to an old question posted by someone else 3 yrs ago but hasn't been active for 2 yrs (see link). My house was built in the 1963, so I have two old 9 sq inch ceiling lights with ...
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Add new lighting before previous lighting doesn't work

This is my current switch, light and power source and it works fine (Red circle is wire nut for better visualization to the real scene) I tried to add a new light BEFORE the power source but it ...
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Can I connect a Lutron Caseta switch to a half hot outlet?

I recently installed a Lutron Caseta (PD-6ans) switch that connects to a half-hot outlet. I noticed there is still a trickle of electricity coming out of the switch even when it's off. Enough to make ...
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Light Switch with 2 black wires and one red

I'm trying to replace a double switch (controls fan and light separately) with a single pole dimmer for a chandelier. It seems there is no ground, but there are 2 red and just 1 black running to the ...
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Status of solar-powered landscaping lights [closed]

As of now (9/2018), are solar-powered landscaping lights a sensible option? In 5-year intervals, for the past 15 years, I've been suckered into buying solar-powered landscaping lights and every time ...
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Changing one dimmer to conventional in a two gang set

I recently bought a Philips hue bulb only to realise it doesn't work with my current setup (dimmer switches). I have 2 dimmer switches in one unit, 1 controls lights around the outside of the room ...
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Help with lights flickering at weird regular interval

Lights flicker for ~17 seconds at 1 flash/sec, then normal for ~23 seconds. This cycle repeats itself continuously. The video starts with the 23 second "normal" period, followed by 17 seconds of ...
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First time testing old motion sensor outdoor light, with new LED bulbs, light flickers at constant fast hz, why? [duplicate]

What could cause a motion sensor to blink at a steady frequency when it is turned on? We've had an outdoor motions sensor flood light that hasn't worked, we presume because the bulbs died. After much ...
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What to do with dimmer ground wire?

I am replacing an old dimmer switch with no ground wire with a dimmer switch that has a ground wire. The metal box in my wall is grounded, but there is no ground screw or anywhere else to attach the ...
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Running power to a single switch from a three way switch

In my garage I have a three way switch that powers the ceiling lights in the garage. There is one switch near the garage entrance near the garage doors, and one switch near the back of the garage. I ...
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How to install a chandelier onto a pancake box?

We removed a ceiling fan that was installed on a pancake box that is mounted directly to the joists in the ceiling/attic. The bolt on the new chandelier is too long to be fit inside the pancake box ...
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Grounding my 4 gang metal electrical box

I have a 4 gang metal electrical box with a receptacle, a fan switch, a light switch and a timer for a towel warmer. The honeywell timer does not require to be grounded. For the receptacle i would ...
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Led ceiling light has extra wires!

I recently bought a ceiling light from Costco. The Artika - Zane. The fixture has 2x black (one is thin) 2x white (one is thin) 1x gray (thin) 1x red 1x copper(grounding) My ceiling only has 1x ...
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12 Volt DC wiring in existing home for under soffit LED lights

I am toying with the idea of putting in down facing LEDs under the soffits in an existing vinyl sided home. I have an old 300 W landscape lighting transformer I wish to use for this. What kind/gauge ...
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wiring 4 gang light switch

I bought a Wifi enabled light switch to smarten up my living room but i cant figure out how to wire it. Here is the back of the original switch: And here are the wires from the socket: Finally here ...
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Can I use 18g cord for one light bulb?

I would Like to hang some pendant lights from my ceiling. I want to use this wire. I would only put one bulb (like this) on each length of cord and connect them all to the 12-2 at the ceiling. Is ...
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LED lights in series - only 2 out of 5 light

I have just fit 5 MR16 LED lights in my bathroom as well as an LED driver. The lights are 4.5W and the driver supports 24W which is just enough (4.5 x 5 = 22.5) When I turn them on, only 2 lights ...
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Questions about re-purposing double gang electrical box with two circuits

Currently I have a double gang box containing two paddle switches on two separate circuits: the kitchen lights circuit and the living room outlets circuit. Ironically enough, the living room outlets ...
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Pool Lighting using multiple LED strips

I WANT to add low voltage led lights around the rim of my pool. I think IP68 rated are the best. The pool is above ground and is 30x15 so I would need about 5ea 16ft strips. I would like to use the ...
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Light Timer behind a dimmer? [closed]

Does anyone know of a light timer that will work behind a dimmer? It is for a reptile cage, my basking light has to be on a dimming thermostat, and I need that thermostat to turn off for 30 mins 3 ...
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Can I use a standard on-off switch for lights on a magnetic low voltage transformer?

My closet has two magnetic low-voltage halogen fixtures and a regular halogen fixture wired to a pair of Lutron Maestro dimmers. The full-voltage halogen fixture has stopped working, and I measure ...
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Neutral / Hot wire installation confirmation

I removed our ceiling light today and the house wiring had no distinction between the two wires connecting to our light. The light fixture's wire had the same color insulation, but inside, one of the ...
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How should I hang a 35 lb pool table light from my ceiling?

I recently purchased a used pool table and light from an auction. I didn't realize how heavy the lighting fixture was until after I got it home. There are three glass refraction globes that weight 8 ...
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Smartify 50s low-voltage lighting system

I bought a house with a low-voltage lighting system, where the switches have low-voltage wires that power relays that actually power the full-voltage lights. I want to find out if I can take advantage ...
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How to add a light fixture to an existing 3-way circuit?

I'm trying to figure out how to wire a utility light to the existing light circuit in my basement. I've attached a diagram of the switch that I'm hoping to tap into (Switch 1). The switch is at the ...
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How to reduce maximum LED brightness

First-timer here. I want to lower the maximum brightness of various LED circuits in my home so that the "public" dimmer switches on the walls, when at maximum, only produce the lumen limit that I, ...
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Can I ignore the neutral wire in a switch box?

I'm replacing a smart light switch with a regular rocker switch. It looks like the previous owners had a neutral wire pulled down for the smart switch, making a total of 2 black wires, 1 white (...
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How do I change the light bulb in this three clawed, ceiling light?

I have trouble removing the cover for this light: A related link mentioned that one of the claws is spring loaded. However, when I tried pulling on it, it seems to be stuck. Do I need a special ...
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How to find tinted covers for ceiling light fixture

I have a light on my ceiling, rather than being a socket with a bulb it is a ring of small LEDs with a plastic diffusing cover over top. I would love to play with the lighting, making it warner, or ...
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Light switch for multiple fixtures feels warm after a while

I have a light switch that handles 4 chandeliers (3 60 watts bulbs) and two ceiling fans. If switch is on for awhile it is warm to the touch. Should I install a heavier switch?
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LED light flickering in one socket but not others, and any other bulb works fine with the socket

I got a batch of LED bulbs which have been working well until now. Some of these are having an issue. Let me describe the issue. A bulb start to flicker after while and if I try it on another socket, ...