Questions tagged [lighting]

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

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Auto electrical-LED still glowing-07 Jeep Liberty [migrated]

Ok so a little background, I had put the blue led 578 sylvanias only one, in the rear dome. It never illuminated when the car was off, then I get blue led light strips for the front doors. I wired 2 ...
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Dimmable range on one circuit is different to another. Why?

We've recently had some dimmable spotlights installed in our dining room. We have a setup where we have 3 lights off one switch, and 6 on a second switch. The lights were not dimming very much, maybe ...
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How to make switched Outlet control on Switched Outlet on opposite side of room

Are there any on the Shelf products that allow light switches on one side of the room to control unswitched receptacles on the other side of the room? I know that you could do this with smart switches,...
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very confused on the wiring for recessed lighting

Trying to retrofit LED can lights by bypassing the ballast. First light I retrofitted had 1 white, 1 black, and one green ground wire in the junction box, along with 2 red and 2 blue leading to the ...
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Failed at adding light kits to fans

I bought a house that has a lot of ceiling fans but none with lights. They're on dimmer switches as well. I decided to add light kits to two of the fans, a Hunter fan and a Hampton Bay fan (sorry don'...
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Can I change normal plug to a 15amp round pin plug?

I've got some festoons for a theatre show but the theatre is quite old and I was told they need to have 15amp round pin plugs. Can I just get some ordinary festoons and swap the plug into a 15amp ...
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Wiring new lights with 2 sets of wires

I'm installing 3 light pendants above my island. They are connected to a single pole light switch. I installed 2 of the 3 and noticed the junction boxes for both have 2 black, 2 white, and 2 ground ...
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Installed dimmer switch caused another switch to stop working

I installed a dimmer in my bedroom today and I just realised that the dimmer in my mom's room and in the corridor is not working anymore... Followed standard procedure : Breaker off, changed the old ...
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How do I wire three smart Wifi switches to toggle one another?

I have three Wifi switches that will be wired into the mains. Is it possible to have them act as a toggle for a set of lights? Ie, one switch turns on, they other two switches also turn on. Similarly, ...
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How do go from a single light/fan bathroom switch to a double paddle with no ground or hot wire?

The old switch had just 2 side wires, one for the fan and one for the light. There was no ground of hot. I'm installing a legrand radiant 2 in 1 paddle switch, and it's not working. I'm assuming that'...
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is there maximum of live wires allowed in one conduit

I have a light switch panel that has multiple switches to control different lights for a big area. The panel is located not in the most comfortable place, therefore I am planning to move 6 switches to ...
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Security light and smart bulbs

I have been trying to use smart bulbs in my dual head motion sensor fixture. I get them paired up with my wifi but they go off line rather quickly. I realized that I was pairing them in test mode on ...
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Changing Out a “Vintage” Dimmer Switch

First off ---- I am by no means an electrician. That said, I have a dimmer switch that needs to go..and be replaced by a new one. However, upon searching the internet and reading the instructions ...
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Ceiling fan lights wont turn off?

Moved into a new home and theres a hunter ceiling fan in the room. When I put light bulbs in It they dont turn off. The pull switch dims and brightens the lights but doesnt not turn them off. There is ...
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Light Fixture Stopped Working After Replacing Its Three-Way Switch

I have a halogen light fixture that is powered by a three-way switch at the top of the stairs and another three-way switch at the bottom of the stairs. After I replaced both switches with new 3-way ...
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Installing smart dimmer light switch

I'm replacing my old dimmer with a smart dimmer. The old one was wired with 2 brown in the L slot 1 brown in the L1 slot and the earth and neutral were in a seperate connector (not connected to any ...
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5 Wires in Light Switch

I have 5 wires in the back of the light switch. It looks like there are 2 ground wires (copper, no coating) one from the breaker and one to the light. They go into different holes and then are coiled ...
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3-way Dimmer - Lights Flicker Off When Turned On

I have corridor lights (12 of them) linked up to two 3-way dimmer's. The lights were dimmable from both sides and all worked fine. After replacing some connections in the bathroom (separate to the ...
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Dim only certain lightbulbs on a circuit?

The builder built my house with multiple outdoor lights on a single circuit. Most of the lights are non-dimmable LED wall fixtures, but 2 of them are dimmable 6" LED baffles under an overhang. He ...
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Wiring question for detached room

Would it be possible to power the detached room from the breaker box with two 30 amp breakers to the room with UF 10-2 wiring underground from the breaker box and then landed into the junction box at ...
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LED's emitting high pitched noise

I have some LED lights hooked up to a trophy cabinet and for some reason it's emitting a fairly loud high pitched noise, does anyone know what this could be?
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How to switch 40A timer used for outdoor lighting and direct 120V outdoor lighting

I am redoing my outdoor lighting and need to move 3 wall switches used for outdoor 120V lighting to a different place within the house. The issue is that the inground wire is 10/2 UF but the inside ...
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Looking to replace light switches - 2x blue, 2x black wires

I'm looking to replace a light switch. Upon opening up the switch, I'm greeted with this: I would like to replace with this: For context, this is a commercial in-conduit wiring. I want to replace my ...
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Downlight density (spacing)

Im in the process of rennovating my house, and Im at the point of re-doing lighting on the ground floor. Im looking at putting downlights in, removing the existing clusters of bulbs. The thing that ...
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What is the name of the part used to fasten a pendant light cable to the ceiling circuitry case

I'm looking to purchase this part (see image below) but cannot find the name. The part is located on the case mounted to the ceiling from which the cable to the pendant light comes down. One half is ...
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Exposed wire in ceiling light

Was changing the two dead light bulbs and a piece fell off than noticed the wire became exposed. Is this something I can fix as a diy and how dangerous to use the light.
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Plastic-on-plastic lubricant that wont leave a residue?

I am working on an outdoor LED lighting project where I'm making my own rope lights to hold up to the elements. I am using waterproof LED strips which are surrounded in a plastic "jelly-like" material ...
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Color adjusting LED ceiling light intermittent issues

I recently installed CE color changing (5 temperature settings) LED all-in-one fixtures in my bedrooms and have been having an odd issue. I wired four fixtures with 12/2 Romex in parallel out of a ...
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Simple light switch wiring isn’t working

I have power coming into box from black and white wires. When wiring black to light switch and white to white leading to fixture, the breaker goes every time. When wiring the two whites together ...
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Outlets and switches

I changed the outlets and the switches for looks in two rooms. I copied same wiring same position from old to the new outlet, or light switch. Figures, not that hard. Tested - everything, outlets good ...
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How can I install recessed lights with a thick ceiling finish? [duplicate]

I have an old house with a lath and plaster ceiling that has 1x4 battens installed on the lath and plaster ceiling with 3/8" drywall over those. I want to install recessed lighting but there is ...
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Several LEDs and LED bulbs in my house are failing at the same time and way before their estimated lifespan

I've never had this happen to me and, now, in a span of 1 month, it's already happened 4 times... The following 3 LED bulbs and 1 LED strip have become unusable: An Ikea Ledare 600lm spot LED buld (...
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Electrical wiring for this ceiling lamp with many bulbs?

I saw this ceiling lamp on the internet, and I thought I would try to build it. I'm trying to be more DIY, but anything related to electrical is new to me. This question is related to the electrical ...
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DIY Hanging Outdoor patio string lights from piles in planters

I want to hang string lights from poles that are cemented into planters for my patio. I did this project last year and it looks amazing, however, the planters kept falling over. The many DIY sites are ...
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Ceiling fan + dimmable lights + old wiring?

I want to have my cake and eat it too. Is there any way to accomplish this? I have an old ceiling light circuit. There is a switch going to a (broken) fan on the ceiling, with lights in it. Since the ...
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Single pole switch with lighting “zones”?

Somewhat of a challenge... I'm going from a single light to recessed lighting in my studio condo. There is a single pole switch that this single light is currently connected to. I'm going to install ...
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3 way swing arm wall mount lighting

Looking to buy a wall mount swing arm lamp, and it has a 3 way switch in it with a 60 watt minimum rating to 150 watt maximum rating. I understand the reason for maximum rating but not minimum rating ?...
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Lights are flickering on and off after accidentally bumping into light switch

During the night, I accidentally bumped into my light switch, jamming it in towards itself. Now, the lights in my room will sometimes flicker on and off very quickly when after turning on the lights. ...
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Does “Suitable for use in open fixtures” mean not suitable for closed?

Background: I need to replace a couple bulbs in my apartment which are controlled by an "old" dimmer switch, which predates the advent of LED bulbs. My understanding is that I cannot use a dimmable ...
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How much wattage to choose for LED light when replacing flourescent light with LED?

Suppose I have a circular 22W flourescent light at home and I want to replace it with LED of similar brightness. How much wattage should this LED have? Any rule of thumb as guidance? The salesman at ...
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Old mobile home wiring, outlets stopped working

Yesterday 3 of my outlets stopped working. Earlier this winter 2 got burnt and I haven't replaced them yet, but they're on the other side of the house. The 3 that stopped working are all around each ...
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LED light is on when it should not be

I have 3 12v LED under cabinet lights that I plan to install. The final install goal is to have the line power (120v) controlled by a pre-installed light switch (1-way) which currently operates 4 pot ...
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Low voltage track lighting flashing at low frequency

I have two sets of track lighting on the same switch, and one of the tracks flashes at a low frequency at seemingly random times. Video of the behavior. Some relevant details: The two tracks are on ...
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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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Light and fan switches

I would like to have a double wall switch for the toilet where one switch (#1) turns on both the light and the fan while the second switch (#2) turns only the fan. Please note the light and the fan ...
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Adding an outlet to a 3 way switch on 'far' end

I'd like to add an outlet near a 3-way-switch as it's the closest potential source. My issue is that there is no constant load at this location; when I toggle the other switch the red and black wires ...
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Touch Lamps & Static Electricity

We have 6 identical table lamps in our home that are touch lamps. We have used them for three years. One evening recently my husband touched the lamp on his bedside table and there was a small static ...
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How can I hook up a second light when the first lacks enough power?

I added a light to my shower. I ran wiring from new light to an existing single switch intending to add a second switch, but the existing switch only has one set of wires coming directly from an ...
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Need help identifying a light switch

At work we have some light switches that look like this, and I've seen similar ones at school and at other commercial offices. This one is installed in Vancouver, Canada The lights also have a motion ...
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Two switches, one turns both lights on, the other just one of them

I have two separate lights in a room. And two separate switches (actually one switch and one motion sensor). I want one switch to turn both lights on, and one switch to turn just one of the lights on. ...