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Breaker trips after replacing light

This is a common problem when people replace lights or replace with a ceiling fan. Crip659's answer above is correct. The National Electrical Code requires the white wire feeding the light switch to ...
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Breaker trips after replacing light

Good chance you have a switch loop. Turn off the breaker and check the wires on the switch. I am betting you will find a white and black wire on the switch screws. The white is suppose to be hot to ...
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Can I safely ground a light fixture if the ceiling box has two hot and one neutral wire (no ground wire)

This is a wiring hack job. Someone had a problem with the proper neutral wire, but they were aware that the safety grounding system has an equipotential bond with the neutral in the panel, so they are ...
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Installing new ceiling roses

Mechanically speaking, there is probably a timber joist somewhere near the hole. It's better to screw any fitting into that, rather than have it hang from the plasterboard alone which is not able to ...
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Wiring a new light fitting (pre 2004 wiring)

If this is the UK, you probably have 'ancient colours' (solid green not green/yellow). Here's a wiring diagram for a typical ceiling rose: (source, can highly recommend his videos too) We are ...
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What to do about this light fixture mounting?

The fact that we see gold lamp cord behind the lamp housing suggests that this was not intended for permanent installation to a box. I think I see a notch at the bottom where the cord would've ...
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Is this chandelier incorrectly wired?

It is difficult to tell from the pictures exactly how things are wired. But there is an indication that there is a problem. This picture showing the wires coming from the chandelier show the typical ...
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Finding light bulbs that work properly with "2-way" lamps

A cheap way of providing two-way dimmable light is simply to add a diode into the circuit. On the low power setting the power goes through the diode into the lamp. On the high power setting the power ...
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Finding light bulbs that work properly with "2-way" lamps

These may be using the old trick if putting two bulbs in parallel for bright, series for dim... Thought I'm not convinced that's better than just turning off one of the bulbs. All guesswork until we ...
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Finding light bulbs that work properly with "2-way" lamps

Everything points to this being some sort of fancy dimmer switch. 100 WATT TYPE A LAMP MAX Clearly incandescent, so pre-dates the LED revolution and decent compact fluorescents. (Unrelated, but for ...
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Trash or Recycle Old Halogen Under Cabinet Light Fixtures

This is the general problem of e-waste. I installed a new inkjet printer for a customer last week. The old one had a small broken part, probably fixable. But the ink cost so much that over the course ...
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