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Why does my outdoor light sensor not turn the lights off during the day?

At ~ $18 each (current price at Home Depot and on Amazon), there are unlikely to be any practical replacement parts - i.e., you just treat the entire thing as a replaceable module. The only real ...
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How can I find an LED bulb that works with my light's high/low settings?

I think your range hood was made for incandescent lights. Mine was, and when I changed to LED, it seemed like both switch positions gave bright. The reason has to do with the way it dims, or tries to ...
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How does an illuminated 3-way toggle switch advertised as "illuminated when off" know that it is off?

I know the question was "how does it work?" This is an answer to the unasked question of "can I use this device?" As far as how it works: there are a bunch of ways that would have ...
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LED Light fixture suggestions

Most LED fixtures are designed for a fixed color temperature, e.g., 6,000 K for blue-white (confusingly termed "cold" appearing), or 3,200 K (yellowish-white confusingly termed "warm&...
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New remote control ceiling fan. When switch is on can't turn off light

I suspect you have a miswired remote control module. The remote control module in many fans is actually a replaceable part. It connects to the ceiling wires on one side to get power and to the fan and ...
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How can I block out the sun in this window for a few hours a day?

You can try using temporary window shades or blackout curtains that are easily removable and won't leave any damage on the window frame. They come in various sizes and can be easily adjusted to block ...
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How can I find an LED bulb that works with my light's high/low settings?

There is no signficant difference between brands for this issue. If it's any consolation, LED's use so little power compared to incandescents that dimming doesn't save much at all. If it's the ...
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1970's house new light fixture with connectors

It sounds as if you have an old system that uses the metal boxes to provide a ground. If I am understanding you correctly, you have an existing ground wire attached to a screw in the original ceiling ...
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