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Planning, installing and using either indoor or outdoor artificial lights.

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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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Can I replace an outdoor pir with a pir security light [closed]

I have a pir wired in to activate outdoor lights I want to know can I replace that pir with a pir security light and will it activate the other lights as the original pir does
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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, ...
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3 way light switch on a ceiling fan light

Trying to switch over to smart rocker switches on a setup. Cannot figure out this 3-way switch. It seems to be complicated by the light being a part of the ceiling fan unit. Switch A (by itself) ...
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Is there a way to use timer switchers and dimmers that were designed for incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs?

I have an older light timer that controls my porch light. It draws a small amount of current to keep running by feeding a small amount of current through the bulb all the time. In the days of ...
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How should I connect a photocell that doesn't have a ground wire? [closed]

I have a ground wire coming from outside light, but, no place to connect it to on photocell or anywhere else. This is a replacement. Wires are hanging out of a hole in the roof eve underpinning. ...
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Can someone tell me what/how there are 4 wires on one switch and if they're necessary?

So I'm swapping out this old switch for a new decorative paddle one and found that it has four wires attached. Two black attached to the bottom right, one black to top right, and one red on the top ...
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Controlling multiple indoor wifi smart switches with a separate outside photocell [closed]

I have three groups of outdoor house lights and one group of landscape lights. They're on four separate light switches. The house light switches are located indoors in separate locations far apart, ...
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Can i wire ceiling fan ( no light) and 2 recessed lights on One dimmer switch?

I have 3 romex lines (black and white)coming into switch box. Recessed lights Fan Power from breaker If I want 1 dimmer switch how do i connect?
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How do I install a wall mount lighting fixture when there are 2 black 2 white and 2 ground wires from the wall

I'm installing 2 wall mount light fixtures, the first one was easy it was just one for one with black,white, and ground. The second box in the wall though is pre-wired with 2 black, 2 white, and 2 ...
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How to replace pull-switch on ceiling light?

The pull chain broke off the switch in my closet ceiling light. I bought a replacement switch, and was going to replace it, but the lead connected to the light fixture appears to be riveted to the ...
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Use a solar light inside

I have a solar light with motion detection that works fine outside. I'd like to know if I can use it inside as well. I want to place it on the windowsill of my clerestory window so that it charges ...
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Ceiling fixture wiring

I am putting a new fitting on my ceiling with Line, Neutral, Earth connections, but the wires from the ceiling are black, brown, green and grey. What do I connect the grey wire to? Thanks.
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How many LED pot lights per circuit?

How many LED pot lights can I put on a single amp circuit? Some details: 15A circuit is capable of 1800 watts, if I calculate for 80% load that is 1440 watts Circuit is dedicated to just the ...
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Why do my under-cabinet lights flash when two sets are plugged into the transformer?

I just installed two 24" IKEA OMLOPP lighting bars under my kitchen cupboards. When I plug either one into the transformer individually they work fine. When I plug both of the lights into the ...
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Connecting a vent fan

I have a new vent fan, but no instructions. The old van had a light and fan, and I have two wall switches for it. The new fan has a light and fan as well. In my ceiling I have a black, white, red, ...
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How to wire a light to existing junction box that has red, black, white, ground wire coming in

I have a little bit of a conundrum. I've inherited a cabin that was 90% complete, but there a few little jobs left, one being a light junction box in my pantry that I need to hook a light up to. It's ...
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Are utility lights with an outlet recommended or are there good reasons not to use them?

This question is related to my other question where I am actually installing a light figure w/ outlet in a utility closet: What is the correct way to wire a utility light with an outlet?. But while I ...
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What is the correct way to wire a utility light with an outlet?

I had a light fixture in a utility closet go out. The replacement fixture has an outlet but my original light did not have an outlet This complicates things for someone like myself. And I wish I had ...
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Wiring for Adding Switched Closet Light

I’m adding a light to my closet. It will be operated by a switch. Currently, I only have a recepticle next to the closet. The light switch will be directly above the current recepticle. Currently, ...
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what are my options when it comes to updating my recessed lighting?

i want to start by saying thank you for the few that helped answer my question yesterday. to make a long story short....i am a fairly new homeowner and unfortunately did not have a father who was ...
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can I use a 10WATT LED BR30 on a recessed light trim that says MAX:9W BR30 LED?

i just bought a 6 pack of: GE Relax 6-Pack 65 W Equivalent Dimmable Warm White Br30 LED Light Fixture Light Bulb it says it uses only 10-WATTS on the back of the package. to make a long story ...
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Why does my new floodlight trip the circuit breaker?

I am swapping out an existing floodlight for this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07873SR5S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The existing light works fine. The new light works as ...
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Connection issue for dual LED utility light

I have a 3700 Lumen 4000K Dual 4ft LED Utility Light mounted on upper side of a wall. It has a 5ft wire attached to it. The outlet is around 10 ft away, so I used an extension cord to complete the ...
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What circuit capacity will I need for a strand of outdoor lights?

I'm running a strand of lights around my backyard. There's a total of 33 lights. These will only be used in the summer, and taken down in the fall. What size plug end (amperage Wise), what size ...
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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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LED - Is it possible to convert a 1000W LED Grow/Aquarium Light into a 500W for photopolymer pourpose

Is it safe to replace all 100 (mixed nm) 10W leds with 100 (same nm) 5W leds? Input voltage = 85V-264V
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Anybody know how to change my bathroom light bulb case/cover?

I just moved to a month ago and the bulb in my bathroom is dead. So I would like to change the bulb, but I cannot open the bulb case/cover. I try to find screw on the bowl-thingy that caging the bulb, ...
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Neutral joined to ground line

I have two ceiling lights running off of a switch. When I replaced the first light I found that the neutral wire bundle was joined with the ground line. If the ground wire is removed from the the ...
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Install lamp: 2 brown + 1 blue cable

I want to install a lamp with 4 cable, namly two brown, one blue and a yellow-green cable: Out of my wall I found 4 cable (yellow-green, blue, brown and black): I tried to connected the lamp as ...
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Blue electrical boxes extend beyond finished ceiling

My electrician installed the blue light boxes at an angle that does not match my ceiling and they also extend 1/4 to 1/2 inch below the finished ceiling. we planned on 4 inch led gimbal lights to ...
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Bathroom lights go off and come back on after a few minutes

My bathroom light from time to time goes off after being on for a few minutes then comes back on then goes off again. When I flip the switch for the light nothing happens and I have to wait for the ...