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Is a 1/2" deep pan junction box mounted to OSB for garage light bulk (lamp) socket up to code?

As long as the box is securely mounted, then it's OK. The problem is that the MN cable coming through the OSB and directly into the box. That's a No No. You need a NM cable to box connector to ...
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no power in the ceiling wire

Generally speaking when you rent an apartment you can't do your own electrical work. That's for two very important reasons: Anything that goes wrong and it can become a shouting match between ...
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Controlling a Light using two switches to function as... Sensor-Off-AlwaysOn

How about something like the Leviton DVS15-1LZ: manual-on, automatic-off, single pole, 3-way or multi-location (multi-way) when used with DD0SR switch companions or multi-sensor with two DVS15 ...
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motion sensor lights constantly on, motion only, or off

Just to elaborate on Brhans' answer, wiring the SPDT, which worked for me was: The hot end of your light fixture goes to the SPDT Common terminal (L1). Sensor Out (usually Red) goes to either SPDT ...
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How do I wire my new ceiling fixture?

This looks like normal old wiring for a ceiling light. You've got power coming in, and power going out and a switched hot controlled by a switch. Take your new fixture white wire and connect it to ...
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Am I allowed to place a light in my small closet per NEC 2023?

You might have missed 410.16(D) exception [ formerly 410.16(C)(5) ] Surface-mounted fluorescent or LED luminaires shall be permitted to be installed within the clothes closet storage space where ...
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Am I allowed to place a light in my small closet per NEC 2023?

You can't put a lampholder in there (like you have right now) - not nearly enough clearance. But you can put in an LED. From 410.16: 150 mm (6 in.) for recessed incandescent or LED luminaires with a ...
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A spill of fabric softener has dripped thru floor to ceiling and light fixture below

Cleaning up the liquid in the fixture with detergent and water and letting it dry would be sufficient electrically. However, there are other issues. It likely has soaked into the ceiling so that no ...
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Options for replacing a remote-operated ceiling fan/light?

Rooms without a center ceiling light and associated switch are not required. In many areas that's the default. Some places have a switched outlet instead. But plenty have no switch. Typically much ...
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Where to attach extra wires in pull-cord fixture

The black socket wire and one of the switch wires need to be spliced. It seems the manufacturer was too cheap and lazy to ship this product fully assembled. The remaining switch wire needs to be ...
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Options for replacing a remote-operated ceiling fan/light?

The starting point is a requirement that most rooms are required to either have a light on all the time or a switch near the entrance that controls either an overhead light or a receptacle that you ...
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Options for replacing a remote-operated ceiling fan/light?

If you google " remote controls for ceiling lights", you will find a few options. Most have the receiver made small enough to fit into a junction box. None i looked at showed a UL ...
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How to fix strobing ceiling light fixture

It is a common issue with LED lights strobing. The problem is in the lights driver circuitry and cannot be repaired easily. ( without electronic knowledge and tools.) The common cure is replacement.
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Can I put 14/2 Romex through a wiremold instead of inside the ceiling for a light fixture?

It's easy and viable to do what you describe and its a reasonable approach for a closet although I think there are better ways. You might say that for a closet, having an exposed cable channel is ...
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Would I be able to use LED bulbs with these fixtures that only say incandescent?

LEDs should be perfectly fine. However, you want to match the lumens and not the Watts. For example, the Z-Lite (first link) is listed as: A19 shape E26 base 800 lumens 100W The 800 lumens is the ...
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