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Why won't a LED bulb work in a standard light fixture?

I had the same problem with LED bulbs not working in a socket that an incandescent bulb worked. After making sure that the the circuit breaker was off, or the lamp was unplugged, I inserted a pair of ...
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What type of bulb is globe-shaped with coils inside?

It's a CFL globe, but it's either a very old (early prototype) model that warms up slowly or it's simply worn out. Also, according to DoxyLover... ...the glow is starting at the ends of the ...
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CFL bulb burnout damaging fitting?

Many times I have found the center conductor in the light socket has flattened out, lifting that tab away from the base with the power off will usually solve the problem. I have found some “electronic”...
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LFT to LED 4 foot Shop Light Conversion Ampacity Change?

You seem to be throwing around 3 very different things: Traditional fluorescent tubes, commonly used as shop lights. Typically 4 feet but sometimes 2 feet or 8 feet or other sizes. These typically ...
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Fixture globe too short for light bulb - want DIY suggestions

Sorry but that's a code violation (NEC 110.3 in El NEC nations), as it violates the instructions which came with the light and the conditions under which the light was listed by UL, CSA or relevant ...
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7 Watt CFL Socket -- is there a specific tool to close these copper prongs on wire?

The 2 holes touching, that look like a figure-8, on the side with the writing... are stab connections. You just stick a right-sized wire in the hole. The right size is typically 18 AWG solid or ...
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How do I remove this broken CFL bulb from tiny recessed light fixture?

I've had this problem several times and the way to remove the bulb is simple. The recessed light fixture can be removed from the ceiling if while you gently pull on the outer edge of the fixture and ...
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Will switching to LED lightbulbs make a significant difference in my electric bill?

If power costs you 11.4 cents per kwh (and that's pretty close for a lot of people), then your annual cost for power is easy to figure: a dollar a watt. Per year. Then divide by the fraction time ...
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What kind of freestanding lamps can I use for > 6000 lumen up-light?

You'd need sunglasses, if not welding goggles, to be in a room with 500W of LED lighting. I like the Torchiere ("floor lamp") solution the best. There are dozens of available styles, colors, and ...
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strange behavior from LED that replaced CFL

This is G24Q, a dedicated FL mount. It means it's wired to a FL ballast and starter, has a reflector to catch omnidirectional emission pattern of a FL - basically all the infrastructure to run a FL. ...
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Can an electronic ballast be used for a G23 lamp?

The given phototherapy tube is a glow start tube with filaments. The glow starter is built into the base. Glow start tubes are usually driven with conventional magnetic ballasts. There might be also ...
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Replace G24q-1 (4-pins) with a B22 Bayonet

The ballast etc is inside the Eterna LEP13 lampholder and you can just change the lampholder or the pendant and leave the ceiling rose as it is. This is a misguided attempt under Building Regs that ...
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Replace G24q-1 (4-pins) with a B22 Bayonet

G24q-1 bulbs do not take mains voltage I agree that the 8-terminal block is the standard UK mains splice. However, there must be a ballast or driver circuit between the mains connection and the G24q ...
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User serviceable parts inside this CFL floor lamp?

Honestly, if it were me, I would get a 12VDC power supply... bring 12V up to the cobra head, and then put segments of high-density LED strip where that reflector is now. I'd use double density (120 ...
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User serviceable parts inside this CFL floor lamp?

There are several different sizes of lamps that fit that pin out. The ballast is probably in the base and will have a list of compatible lamps if that is lost, many times when a lamp goes bad it can ...
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Removing stuck Satco Ultra Mini GU24 CFL

A GU24 is a bipin connector like this. and the socket looks like this So push and twist anti-clockwise. It will be a fraction of a turn only.
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LFT to LED 4 foot Shop Light Conversion Ampacity Change?

If you have the ancient F40T12 type fixtures with magnetic ballasts (audible hum; hard starting sometimes, observable flicker if you track your eyes across the ceiling) then your fluorescent fixtures ...
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LFT to LED 4 foot Shop Light Conversion Ampacity Change?

The ballast is often removed from the circuit entirely when switching to LED tubes. Check the installation instructions. Personally, as a homeowner, I found it easier to swap out the whole fixture.
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Outdoor string lights plug adapter?

There may be physical adapters available, but they won't work like you expect. This socket type is connected to a ballast rather than directly to line voltage. That means even if you physically adapt ...
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What happens if broken cfl stays in the room for few months?

The mercury vapor would normally leave the house, dissipate into the air within a week. On an immediate break, It is suggested that one leave the room for 15 minutes after opening a window, then clean ...
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CFL bulb burnout damaging fitting?

Had a chat with an electrician yesterday who said that when CFL bulbs reach the end of their life, sometimes there is a bit of burning that can damage the light fitting. So I spent £2.95 and bought a ...
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Flickering CFL on 3-way switch

You've made a circle. That's not allowed in AC power, and for good reason. The white wire is spare from SW1 - SW2 - L2. You need to use that for neutral instead of having the white shortcut from ...
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Flickering CFL on 3-way switch

The lights should be hooked up in parallel, not in series.
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G24Q CFL Line Voltage

No sirree. Nothing like that. You may be familiar with ancient inductive ballasts where preheater 1, a starter, preheater 2 and an inductive ballast were all in series with line. (and of course ...
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Can an electronic ballast be used for a G23 lamp?

Fluorescents are arc-discharge lights, meaning like neon where a high voltage runs the length of the tube, and that arc must be initially struck on startup. 2-pin simply means the lamp does not have ...
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LED replacement for cicline CFL lamp

A quick search using The Google with the terms "FCL-30EX circline bulb led replacement" results in many links, although The Google prefers to search without the hyphen, "FCL30EX circline bulb led ...
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Ceiling Fan light enclosure - CFL only lights

Typically the reason for the low wattage rating is because of small gauge wire used in the fixture that would not be rated for much higher wattage/current draw required by 40 or 60 watt incandescent ...
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