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Replacing bulb in outdoor light fixture

Try heating the part (limiting heating to the part as much as possible.) That may help to loosen the hold corrosion presumably has on it, and should expand its threads away from the nipple it's ...
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Unknown L1-COM connection and 2 gang 2 way switch wiring (UK)

Disclaimer: these are only guesses based on common wiring practices It looks like your switch has one wired for 2-way operation and one for simple operation. As per your top diagram: Left switch COM: ...
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Pendant Light is Hanging Crooked- How to align it with three screw mount?

Slightly loosen the screws that are too high then tighten the ones that are too low. This will move the weight of the bowl to the high side, rebalancing it. Repeat until satisfied.
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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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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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How do I replace this undercabinet light strip?

With the cover off the wiring compartment, you can probably find some sort of manufacturer label that tells you a name and model number. Even if this model is no longer made, I'm sure there's info ...
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Looking to DIY some LED crown moulding in my home, I feel like crown moulding is something I can make myself. Looking for cheap ideas

I would not use foam or similar materials. Yes, that gives you maximum flexibility, but any lighting, including LEDs, produces some heat. Just not a good idea. The good news is that there are plenty ...
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Does my light switch need a box?

All junctions need to be enclosed by boxes, yes. https://www.electricallicenserenewal.com/Electrical-Continuing-Education-Courses/NEC-Content.php?sectionID=301.0
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Does my light switch need a box?

That is a low-voltage "box", it even says so along the left side of it. It isn't really a box, it protects the drywall edges, keeps the hole rectangular, and provides screw holes for ...
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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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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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Rewire floor lamp: how to replace bulbs (from fluorescent to LED) and remove ballast units?

According to the answer from Ecnerwal, the rewiring should be as follows: The dim switch controls power to the ballasts, so if you power the lamps from the ballast live and neutral connections (two ...
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Are there any arguments against LED strings for crawlspace lighting?

If it were me, I'd run LED tape. It's low profile, generally bright enough for most applications, and relatively plentiful. You can wire them directly into a circuit if need be, or a switched outlet. ...
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Are there any arguments against LED strings for crawlspace lighting?

Use LED STRIP lights not string lights. These are perfect for the stated requirements. Nice even lighting everywhere, but also importantly they are low voltage, and designed to be stapled (or ...
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Are there any arguments against LED strings for crawlspace lighting?

I have found that old Christmas lights work great. A few light bulbs burned out on our Christmas lights. My wife wanted to get rid of them. I hung them up in our crawlspace and it makes a huge ...
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Rewire floor lamp: how to replace bulbs (from fluorescent to LED) and remove ballast units?

The dim switch controls power to the ballasts, so if you power the lamps from the ballast live and neutral connections (two per former ballast) as shown by the lamp diagram that should get the result ...
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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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Are there any arguments against LED strings for crawlspace lighting?

Since you're just scanning the area, you might want to consider installing a few floodlight cameras. They're so cheap now it really wouldn't cost that much. You'd be able to check more often and from ...
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Variable speed brushless sander causing some LED lights to dim

Many LED dimmers use PWM (pulse width modulation), where the vary the frequency to change the amount of power delivered. The best I could find was that the frequency is a few KHz. It appears that ...
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Are there any arguments against LED strings for crawlspace lighting?

LEDs are a perfect solution. Current LED strips are waterproof, flexible and easy to install. You can buy outdoor versions typically used for holiday lighting (the white ones). There's many choices ...
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How can I get my ceiling fan/lights to work independently?

Per the instructions for the Harbor Breeze Model # 60-STG there is no separate connection for the light: Wiring the fan to power has only black, white, ground, with no separate wires for light and fan:...
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I want to wire my outdoor solar motion light to my indoor led string light, (ie: inside an RV)

Your idea might work, or might not, if the PIR motion sensor light can't supply enough current for the light string. However, you can buy 12 volt PIR motion sensors for ~US$5 or more apiece, such as ...
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I switched breaker boxes on my house but when I started turning on lights the bulbs blew and surge protectors fried

Except in an emergency situation, ground not connected would probably not cause a lot of problems. It is important but not a direct cause of problems most of the time. However, there are a lot of ...
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Are there any arguments against LED strings for crawlspace lighting?

TL;DR LED Other than nostalgia - which sometimes has something going for it, but not for functional lighting in a crawlspace - there are really only 4 reasons for incandescent lighting instead of LED ...
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How do I install this 2-pin fluorescent light bulb?

Your question is completely sane under the circumstances. Yes, you insert the tube with pins vertically oriented, then you rotate 90 degrees to horizontal. Your particular lampholder ("tombstone&...
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Wiring dimmer switches in 12V DC circuit with LEDs?

The way you have the dimmer wired is incorrect. The dimmer must be wired after the power supply and before the lights. The red wire from the power supply is cut and the red from the dimmer is attached ...
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How do I install this 2-pin fluorescent light bulb?

The "tombstone" (socket for the bulb) has partly come away from the fixture, in the top left corner. Depending on how easily the fixture can be disassembled you may be able to put it back. ...
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How do I install this 2-pin fluorescent light bulb?

The plastic piece that you install the bulb into is called a Tombstone. The pins from the bulb should be lined up vertically, pushed upward into the tombstone and then rotated 90°. Sometimes this can ...
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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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Can I use a 220V rated LED lamp on a 110V line?

It will work. Im using IKEA branded Australian 240v LEDs bulbs on 110v. And no discernable difference in lumens.
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