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Cannot remove ceiling recessed canned light trim/can

I'm trying to replace my kitchen ceiling recessed canned light/trim. I turned the breaker off. I cannot see or feel any springs on the exterior or interior of the can. I've tried twisting the trim ...
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Are IC rated recessed LED drivers safe to be in contact with insulation?

Sounds like a dumb question, I know IC stands for Insulation Contact, but I'm not sure if both the LED panel and driver can be covered in direct contact with insulation. I touched a driver today and ...
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LED drivers and Ontario Electrical Code

I'm doing a new build and I'm interested in using the inexpensive LED lights that use an external driver box. My question is about code - what's the way to mount the driver so it's acceptable to an ...
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Adding recessed lights to existing non-recessed lights

I have a living room/dining room area that each only have 1 light - see photo. The light over the table in controlled by its own switch, and the ceiling fan/light is controlled by another switch at ...
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Remove recessed lighting can

I am trying to remove a recessed lighting fixture (see photo below). This fixture was installed in the ceiling of a new addition in 1993 and I believe it is therefore a ‘new build’ type fixture rather ...
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3-Way Switch won't turn on lights if dimmer is set to low

I just added 5 dimmable recessed lights to my living room. I'm certain it's powered correctly. Incoming power hits the 3-way dimmer switch. Both traveler wires head to the other 3 way switch (non-...
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Cannot reinstall trim into a can recessed light

I have about 15 of these same recessed lighting fixtures in my home, all with MR16 halogens. To change them I grab the edge of the trim and pull down - takes from force but it comes out, then swap the ...
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Where should I attach the ground wire in a recessed light?

I have a recessed can light on the 1st floor with e26 light bulb (Below are pictures) and want to upgrade to LED. I have the LED with metal box and have a green grounded wire. I do not see a place to ...
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Adding Second Light Switch in Bathroom for Lights

We have in our bathroom one light switch, which controls the bathroom fan and LED lights. The bathroom fan has power and works perfectly however, we installed new wire and connected them with the LED ...
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Wiring LED Halo Cup Lights To Existing Fixture

I took down a fluorescent Light fixture. To start the chain and install LED CUP Halo lights but there are 7 Wires total in the box and two sets of wires. 3 White wires in a bundle 3 Black wires in a ...
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How can I replace G5.3 halogen ceiling can lights with flat-panel LEDs?

I've got a half-dozen halogen ceiling can lights that I'd like to replace with LEDs. The existing bulbs are 12vAC with G.53 bases, and the can sticker says it accepts 50w max. I don't want to just ...
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Should LED can lights be warm to touch when they are not on?

I recently had 8 old can lights converted to LED lights with kits bought at Home Depot. I noticed today that the lights themselves and an area around the lights is warm to the touch. They have not be ...
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Retrofit LED pot lights without housing, is it safe?

We’re replacing old can pot lights (the ones with bulbs). photo of old fixture The new slim retrofit led pot lights do not fit into the metal housing so we’ve removed it. photo of metal can removal. ...
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LEDs on Dimmer switch turn off from another switch

I’ve just installed LED down lights in bathroom and hallway. The light in the bathroom is a single LED and turns on/off correctly. There are 4 LED lights in the hall connected to a Trailing Edge ...
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Canadian (Alberta) Residential Electrical Code

Is there a homeowners version of the current electrical code for residential wiring in Alberta available at no cost? I’m renovating my kitchen and would be helpful to know the many changes and ...
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Electrical rough in

I have 2 question on electrical rough-in 1) For the outlet boxes, do I strip and wire nut the wires or just roll them up and tuck them in for the inspection? 2) For my recessed canless LED lights (...
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How to get lighting in the shower like this?

I'm remodeling my bathroom and I'd like to know how to get a lighting effect as seen in these photos. To get this, do you basically drop the ceiling to create a soffit over the shower, with a rope ...
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How many recessed lighting do I need for my living room?

Living room size: 18 L x 16.5 W x 8 H Using 6" cans with BR40 flood lights around 60watt equivalent LEDs, so about 800 lumens Based on this, it looks like I should be getting 9 lights? Assuming cans ...
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25 degree by 36 degree (oval) LED light beam spread

I have some Philips PAR20 2700K LEDs in my house. Some are 36 degree, others are 25 degree beams. I was wondering if there is any way to get an oval beam LED light bulb, as in a 36 by 25 degree light ...
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why do my par 16 halogen lighbulbs keep exploding?

I have recessed ceiling lights that are rated to 75W. I use par 16 halogen reflector lightbulbs (sylvania brand), which are what was being used when i moved in. In the past 15 months, 6 different ...
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Wiring diagram for 3 way switches at end of parallel circuit

I have a wiring diagram that is similar to what I have but not quite. I have power running into the rest of the new school room but am unsure what my screw up is on this DIY project. For clarity, I ...
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Why is my lighting not turning on after updating single pole light switch for a newer light switch?

enter preformatted text hereI'm updating the light switches in my kitchen and one of the switch boxes has 2 switches: one single pole with 3 black wires and one 3-way pole switch. I disconnected all ...
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How can push my can light back up into the ceiling?

I can’t manage to push this can light back into the ceiling. I think it’s getting caught in the metal frame/lip above but no matter how hard I push it won’t break through. Any tips? Additional photos ...
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How to replace canless recessed led lights with retrofit recessed led lights

These are the canless recessed led lights I have in my ceiling now. These are the new retrofit recessed lights that I'd like to install instead. Considerations: The new retrofit lights have metal ...
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How do I remove this light bulb?

I cannot work out how to remove this type of light bulb in my bathroom. The little black bits on the outside seem to hold it in place, but I can't seem to remove them or the wider unit. And the usual '...
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Adding a new can/light on same switch-controlled circuit as ceiling fan

Objective: to install a new can light fixture, to be controlled by an existing wall switch. Original configuration: the wall switch supplies power to a ceiling fan with light kit. What I did: I ...
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How can I remove the trim from this recessed light

I have this recessed light and I want to replace it with one of those LED all in one units. I can't figure out how to get the trim off.
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Access to interstitial space from new work air-tight recessed lights (Halo H995ICAT)

Short question: Is there a (reversible) way of getting access to the interstitial space in the ceiling through new work air-tight recessed lights, Halo H995ICAT in my case? Longer question: I'm ...
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Swap can light for wafer not working

I have a circuit with 3 old recessed can lights (lightoleir) I just swapped out one for a new wafer led light and all the lights no longer work. The light I added was at the end of the circuit with ...
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Only black and white wires, no bare ground coming from ceiling

I'm quite new to home electrical work. I have 6 thin LED pot lights I would like to set up in my dining room. Each one has a box, expecting hot, neutral and bare ground wires: I removed the old light ...
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Shower recess light has a gap

I have a recess light in the shower cabin that went out. I’ve replaced it with a 10W “suitable for damp locations” bulb. Not now the lamp won’t sit flush with the ceiling. The spring mechanism seems ...
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How many LED pot lights shall i put on my sloped ceiling?

My ceiling is sloped /\ and i want to install pot lights These ones 6in, 12W, 6000K the living room where these need to be installed is 14'0" x 16'4" Any advice on how many I pot lights like ...
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Can I safely swap an incandescent in a shower recessed fixture for an LED?

I have an "airlock" (I believe this implies humidity reduction) recessed ceiling light in my shower. It has a 40W A15 incandescent bulb, which is now dead. I'm looking to swap in an LED bulb;...
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Hall light flickers when bedroom ceiling fan is on

I came across a house today, that someone installed new ceiling fans in. Before, they were fans with dimmer switches for the lights. The new ceiling fans are led non-dimmable. The power is shared with ...
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Dim recessed lights

I've got a problem with two recessed lights in the hallway that come on dim when switched on. No other lights are connected to these two. Two three way switches (non-dimmer) control these two lights ...
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Recessed light placement

Is this good placement for 4 inch recessed lights in bedroom ? Size of bedroom is 15' × 11'. Distance between each dot is 1 feet. Yellow line show king bed size. Red dots show recessed lights. ...
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Recessed light is lighting dim and other stopped working

I have four recessed lights controlled by one switch and one recessed controlled by another switch , all of the sudden the two lights stopped working out of four and the single recessed light started ...
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Ceiling Fan Won't Turn On Unless I Turn On The Recessed Lights Switch

I had a light fixture in the room. I took out the light fixture, and added four canned lights in the room, connected to where the light fixture was, and turning on and off using what was the light ...
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2X2 LED troffer with battery backup - wiring question(s)

Looked around and saw similar questions, but not quite what I need. I am replacing a 2X2 fluorescent fixture in my basement with an LED unit (Cree FP22-34L-40K-10V-EB14, install manual at https://www....
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LED lights won't come on at the same time

I renovated a kitchen and put in 4 recessed LED lights. They are daisy-chained, 3-way, with an LED compatible dimmer (just one, other switch is just a 3-way switch) When I turn on the lights (from ...
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Fixing previous wiring at switch for recessed lighting

I moved in to this house and the ceiling fan and recessed lighting worked (we did demo in the master and the lights worked). Painters came in right after that and the lights have never worked since. I ...
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Recessed Lighting Clips

I need to replace some broken clips in a recessed light fixture. I was unable to attach a picture because it's over 2 MB in size. It's not a remodel can. It's probably about 50 years old (originally ...
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Converting a ceiling recessed light to a wall outlet

So, Round two of this post, I've given up combining two wall outlets to 240v and realized that I need another 120v outlet to safely power everything with an 80% margin. we have GX24Q-1 outlets for ...
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Led Ceiling Driver Box - attached or NOT to wood structure?

For a Recessed Slim LED 4" round light, can the Driver Box lay inside the ceiling, NOT attached to anything or is it Ontario Electrical Code to be screwed to a wood structure i.e. a 2x4 ?? Thanks!
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LED module retrofit into old quad fluorescent not working

I am replacing a bathroom "quad tube" fluorescent recessed ceiling fixture with a Halo recessed downlight LED "module" (RL560WH6940R). This module is the kind that comes with a male edison screw mount ...
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Connect Ceiling Light Fixture to Recessed Lighting Socket

Is it possible to use the existing recessed lighting socket and black/white wires connected to the socket to connect a light fixture rather than removing the entire recessed canister and box and ...
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Installing insulation in the cavity between LED retrofit assembly and IC-rated can

I have some existing IC-rated cans that I can feel (and see with an IR camera) are leaking cold air from my attic into my living room. When installing an airtight LED retrofit assembly over it, is it ...
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Thermocouple cause fixture no light?

Can the thermocouple be bypassed in the shower stall recessed light fixture? If not how should this be replaced?
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Three hots and a neutral in a recessed light

I was wiring a Lightolier recessed light (model 1000AICM) and I noticed that the junction box has three black wires and one neutral. I've never encountered this before. I conjecture the following: the ...
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Controlling multiple banks of LED bulbs with one dimmer switch

Just had the contractor install some recessed LED lighting in some of the rooms of the house. Due to building codes we can't have one location with enough switches to control the lights as we have ...
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