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Make sure to do not let the loosely added figure that is recorded to within the lampshade be way too towards the lamp.

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  • German says:

    I removed a light fixture from my ceiling and forgot which wire goes to which wire. Unfortunately all the wires are the same color. There are two in the ceiling and two in the fixture. When I tried reconnecting them both configurations worked ie the light worked, but I’m wondering if it’s dangerous to cross them. Thanks.

  • Jacinto says:

    I have a old house (1901) that have ceiling light fixture in the dining room. The light fixture was connected w/o a electrical J Box and it was working fine. Now that I want to install a new light fixture. When I removed the light fixture, I discoved that there was a pipe coming down from the ceiling. I was told that it was used to be a gas pipe. Should I remove the gas pipe and install a J box or it is not necessary? This is a tenant unit. Is this landlords or tenant’s responsibility?

  • Louise says:

    The light bulb in my light fixture is burned out but I cant figure out how to take the glass dome off to replace it. There are not any visible screws that I have found yet and nothing at the bottom of the dome to unscrew. Any Ideas???

  • Hershel says:

    Im needing to take down the fan, will a regular light fixture have the same hook ups and wires? What do I do?

  • Shalon says:

    Also, is it possible? it’s a pretty small light fixture, kind of like a pot light. is it possible to take an old extension cord with the 2 wires and kind of make it into a swag lamp? theres 2 wires coming out the top if this light.
    no useless answers or links please. by useless answers I mean answers like, “you’re gonna burn the house down.”

  • Augustine says:

    I installed a light fixture in a ceiling fan. The light fixture has four arms and the manual says that each arm can handle up to 60 watt bulb. The light fixture is connected to the ceiling fan’s wire. And I put four 60 watt buls in the light fixture. So, the total wattage is 240watt. One day, my wife said that she smells some burning stuffs around the ceiling fan. The smell could come from a different source. But, I am wondering if 240watt is too big for the fan’s capacity. Does any one know this type of problem? I see some of light fixture says that the maximum wattage is 150watt, and some of them say 60watt. How do they determine that?
    This light fixture is connected to the existing fan, which I don’t know if the wire of the existing fan has the enough capacity. Does it make sense?

  • Dwain says:

    I installed the fan a year ago (swapping it for the original light fixture) and it worked perfectly. About 2 weeks ago, the lights (all four of them) just stopped working. The fan has 2 chains (to work the fan and lights independently from each other) and the room has two switches to turn it on – one of the switches has a dimmer, and they do not work together. In other words, if I turn on the fan using switch 1, and the fan goes on, then if I hit switch 2, nothing will happen.

  • Linwood says:

    I’m looking to put in a light fixture to light up a fenced dog area in my backyard. It gets dark really early in the winter in northern ontario canada and there are also occasionally wolves so I need to light up the area to play with my dog. My backyard is about 2 acres but has a fenced area that is about 75 feet deep by about 75 feet wide. I need a lamp/light that will illuminate a large portion of the area, can be run off an electrical outlet (I have outlets built into the deck) and can stand up to the elements (lots of snow and -40 Celsius temperatures). Any ideas?


  • Lemuel says:

    I currently have a semi-flush 3 light fixture. It is outdated and ugly. What kind of fixture should I replace it with? (Send me links with pictures if you can find one.)

    My dining room table is elegant, kind’ve fancy. The dining room is at the end of the kitchen (it is small, only the table fits in there), and the living room is at the other end of the dining room. The kitchen, dining room, living room form a U shape, the kitchen and living room are parallel, separated by a wall.(From the kitchen, you walk through dining room to get to the livingroom.)

    The dining room light fixture is in the middle of the room, so my table can’t be directly under the fixture because there wouldn’t be enough room to walk to the living room. So a long light directly above the table is out of the question since it wouldn’t be centered above the table. Suggestions?

  • Timika says:

    I have a hanging light fixture over our stove and there is a ceramic ring screwed on the outside of the socket that holds up the glass shade. This cernamic ring is cracked and I need to replace it. What is the ring called and are they “generic” in size? Thanks to all who can help me.

  • Cleo says:

    My ceiling box has 3 sets of black and white wires in it. 1 set is the main and 1 set is coming from another pull switch light fixture and the final set is comming from a wall outlet?

  • Shon says:

    I installed a light fixture outside of the parking lot, and when i checked it that very night, it was working. The next day, i checked it and it wasnt working! I know it is not the wires fault because it worked on the first day, but the light bulb looks fine. i dont know what is wrong. Anyone have any ideas?
    The wall has a black, white and green wires. The fixture has black and white. I put the black w/ black and white w/ white.

  • Idell says:

    I was installing a new light fixture – so I turned off the light switch. I still received a mild shock when I was attaching the ground and touching the metal housing of the new light fixture. Should this have happened or is there a wiring issue in my house? Would turning off the circut breaker resolved the issue?

  • Tianna says:

    It to the wall switch in the bathroom, this is in a old farm house with old wiring. The wiring is like this one black and white coming in and one black and white going out( the black going out is hot only). The pull chain was wired both blacks wired together and both whites wired together with a single lead coming from each one than connected to the pull chain light fixture. I have all types of different connections non work, I am stumped.

  • Garnett says:

    I had a corner cabinet fall apart off my wall and with it, a light fixture which is hardwired into the wall above the kitchen sink. I now have a long light fixture sitting vertically on my counter because I don’t know the right way to disconnect it. The wire comes out of the wall and then connects to the light. How do I remove this? I don’t want to replace because the corner cabinet is Not going back up. Any suggestions??
    I read about the plastic ends. Is that legal? I’m not too sure and was thinking that would be a super easy solution for sure.
    Another question then, is there some way I could get rid of the switch which was used to turn on this light? Can I replace it with plug instead? Or can I just get rid of it altogether? There is a swith and a plug in as well.

  • Edmond says:

    I am trying to replace old light fixtures. What I have is two fixtures that are tied into the same switch. After replacing the first fixture, I turned the light on and it worked properly. When I replaced the second fixture and turned on the light, both lights flickered. I am assuming that there is something with the second fixture since the first worked properly. Anyone have any suggestions. I might add that I am not a pro at this stuff.

  • Rubin says:

    I need to know what size my light fixture should be over a 6’x4′ island? And how I should determine that for future reference? Just one fixture.
    This will be a new kitchen.

  • Travis says:

    I have a ceiling light fixture that has 2 light bulbs on it. At the light switch, I have the flip switch that controls the ceiling fan and a dimmer dial that controls the light fixture on the ceiling ( not on the ceiling fan). I turned the dial to turn the light on, the ceiling light lit up a bit and then faded to dark. And now it does not work at all.

    Could it be the switch or the fixture??

    Added info…
    The light fixture is a halogen one and has 2 halogen bulbs in it.

  • Damon says:

    I’m replacing a single bulb light fixture with a 3 bulb track light fixture… When I took out the old fixture, there were 2 black and 1 white wires attached to the fixture’s black wire, and there were 2 white wires attached to the fixtures white wire… There was an extra black wire on its own… I’m confused as to which wires I should attach to which wires… In total there are 3 black wires and 3 white wires coming from the ceiling’s electrical box, and there are 3 black wires and 3 white wires coming from the 3 bulb track fixture… Your suggestions would be much appreciated…
    I tried attaching the 3 white wires from the ceiling electrical box to the 3 white wires from the light fixture and I did the same with the 6 black wires and grounded it as suggested… but when I did this there was a sizzling sound and the the switch flipped off shutting off the power to the fixture…any ideas why this might have happened?
    In electrician terminoligy, the breaker “tripped”

  • Patrick says:

    In my bathroom, my light is a square wood frame with a smaller square light fixture/panel in it. How do I remove it to change the light bulb? I can’t get it loose. I also, have a round one that’s gone out right outside my bathroom. I took a few pics with my phone:

    Square fixture

    Round one
    Okay, for the round one. the entire bulb just unscrewed. It is a weird shape:

    I don’t know what kind of bulb that is or where to buy a new one.

    As for the square fixture, it would not go upwards at all and slide. The wood part is definitely glued up on there and won’t come down. I think I will be able to pull the panel down with some extra force. I just hope I don’t break it. It looks like it does have those “clips” so hopefully I will get it.

  • Delfina says:

    I have a relatively new (3 year old) 3-bulb light fixture. Lately, I have had problems with bulbs in one particular socket burning out very quickly. It’s rated for 100-watt bulbs, but I’ve been using 75-watts. At one point I even switched to expensive compact flourescent bulbs, but the one in that particular socket burned out within a week, as did the second one I installed in its place. Bulbs in the other sockets seem so far to have a normal lifespan.

    What is a likely cause for this, and how can I fix it? The fixture was just expensive enough that I don’t want to replace it, but not quite valuable enough to warrant having it repaired professionally. I’m hoping there is some easy, obvious fix that I can do myself. Thanks!

  • Kristeen says:

    If I unscrew it will I get electrocuted? I want to change the whole fixture is there away I can do it myself?

  • Oscar says:

    How to Make a Hardwire Light Fixture Into a Plug In and add a light switch

  • Jackqueline says:

    My husband and I have never installed any type of light fixture before. We just bought a house with a large kitchen. There is only one celing fan in the middle. We would like to put track lighting in by the stove and prep area and some sort of celing fixture over the kitchen table. Is it very complicated to install new fixtures? It always looks easy on HGTV, but I know those are professionals.

  • Huey says:

    Ok, we are remodeling our bathroom, and changed out the light fixture. The new fixture is smaller than the old one, so before we put the new one up we had to make the hole for the wires smaller. We got it up and it looked good, but a day later the fixture fell out…well its hanging there. How do I fix it so that it will stay up there? I don’t want to have to move the new mirrow either. Thanks!

  • Era says:

    I have a 45 gallon saltwater tank, and i was wondering if this light fixture is enough light for me to have hard corals. Im am confused because they are LED’s
    If you could also provide any other information on using this light fixture or any other LED only light fixture for reef lighting that would be great! Thank you!

  • Nestor says:

    the light fixtures on my ceiling fan are opened at the end (not enclosed) . i use a hallogen bulb (the spiral kind). would this make it hotter than if i used a complete cover and/or bulb?

  • Carmel says:

    i already tried wiring this light, but it didn’t work. I always thought black wire to black, white to white and ground to ground. i connected the light fixture black wire to the three black wires (as shown in image) and the light fixture white wire to the three white wires, and connected ground wires together.
    when i flipped on the breaker, the light came on with the switch on off and the breaker tripped. i’m assuming this is wrong and i provided an image as i see in my ceiling mount.

    Can somebody kindly direct me how to properly connect the light fixture to these wires. thanks!
    forgot the link to the image, sorry.
    i’ll double check that. the people lived before us had the previous light fixture wired differently. so ill check to be sure the wires weren’t touching.

    still no go. it does the same thing. any ideas?

  • Diego says:

    I’m switching fixtures in my dining room and bedroom. The dining room has white-white, black-black and silver-ground. The bedroom has white-white, black-red, silver-ground and an extra black wire from the ceiling. What is the black wire for? Do I install the other light fixture and leave the black hanging? Or leave the red hanging? Or is this over my head?

    Please only answer if you KNOW. I’ll take your word for it and get myself killed :). Thanks.

  • Oswaldo says:

    Well, we disconnected the old light fixture that also had an outlet in it, (one of the older kind of lights where you can plug a blow dryer into it, or shaver). We have disconnected that and are installing a newer light, minus the outlet. In the wall, there are four wires, two are black, and two are white. We have attempted different combinations but may be missing the right one. We currently have it hooked up not using one of the black and one of the white….. and are losening the bulbs to turn the lights off.

    Any suggestions?

    Just wanted to say thanks to all of you. I took the BRIGHT way out, lol. I called an electrician and the cost was only $20.00. The gentleman wouldn’t take anymore! The best advice ever!!

  • Hassan says:

    I need help getting the wiring correct

    1) the ceiling box has 2 black wires, 2 white wires and 1 copper (ground) wire
    2) the new light fixture has 1 black wire, 1 white wire and 1 copper wire
    3)There are two light switches on the wall
    4) I tried connecting all the black wires to each other, all the white wires together and the two copper ones together = light went on but tripped the circuit breaker
    5) Since there are two switches on the wall I figured one black wire is for each switch. SO I connected 1 black and 1 white wire and the copper wire to the new fixture and capped off the extra white and black wires= light went on, didn’t trip the circuit breaker but now wont go OFF!

    HELP! I need this answer ASAP

  • Arlena says:

    I have learned how to install a new light fixture and it is pretty straightforward, even though I have a 40 year old home.

    However in the hallway there is a light that is hookedup to a switch at either end of the hall. Before I attempt to change it, will the wiring be any different. I want to make sure that the light switches work at both end of the hall.

    Thank you for any help you can tell me. I am a 66 year old woman who is on a really fixed budget and it is imperative I save as much money as possible by doing as much work as I can around this house. So am very appreciative of any help you can give me.

  • Dudley says:

    i want to look online for one of those light fixtures that have the different lights that each have their own individual little lamp shade. I hope that makes sense. I just don’t know what they are called. oh and if u know any good sights let me know.thanks

  • Elbert says:

    I’ve seen in doctor offices and a few other places where the aquariums have a dark light going into the water. I usually see it with corals and such but it seems as if it makes the tank look like it’s in a black light, Is this only for salt water tanks? Or are there any awesome things you can do with a freshwater tank as well?

    Also, do backgrounds for the back of your tank make a dramatic look on the tank? and if so what’s the best one to make a wow reaction?
    Like this is very pretty, how would you get your tank to look so pristine as this one?

  • Ross says:

    The florescent light fixture for my fish tank hums after about 5 minutes of turning it on. Sometimes it hums right when i turn it on. Is this an issue with the fixture or just the bulb? Thanks!
    @ Danny. Thanks for the info. Yes the fixture does work. But since its for my fish tank, I’d hate it if the fixture some how had catastrophic failure while I was gone. Also because replacing the bulb is much cheaper.
    @ Eagle thanks for the info! But the fixture did not always hum. it just started recently. Is that normal? I’ve had the fixture for about 2-3 months.

  • Grisel says:

    We have a light fixture in our kitchen that hangs way too low and people keep hitting their heads on it. The current fixture is on a dimmer switch. I found some nice “track lighting” at Home Depot for a good price and want to replace the existing fixture. Will it be a problem to install the track lighting (halogen bulbs) on the dimmer? Does it sound like I have enough knowledge to install it myself? I know that I need to turn off the breaker for that particular area of the house and can follow the instructions that come in the box… or should I call a professional?

  • Adolfo says:

    Ok, several questions, but all related:
    1) I have some light fixtures (brass), I want replaced with nickel light fixtures. I was told I need to have a licensed technician for this work. Can’t I do it myself?
    2) I also want to bring down some fans and light fixtures to paint in a wrought iron finish, and put them back up. Do I need an electrician for this as well?
    3) What do electricians cost for switching out lights, and for replacing some light fixtures with recessed lights?

  • Sherlyn says:

    I bought two new outside light fixtures they both come with a ground wire. From the house I have no ground wire or metal box mounting bracket, Just the vinyl siding fixture bracket which is vinyl or plastic. The old siding was hardboard and they just had the old lights mounted to the hardboard and underneath just a hole with the wires coming through. The new lights say do not install if no ground wire as it may cause a shock around the metal casing of new light. I’ve installed some indoor lights recently that had no ground wire from house and just let it hang in box with no problems. The two old lights I have for outside that i took off only have two wires. So are the old lights self grounding somehow? And will it be fine if I just install the new lights with just the two wires and let ground hang inside the vinyl bracket?
    House was built in 1920 lol originally there was knob and tube. So right now I have Knob and tube (not much) Some new wiring and some wiring that does not come with ground (2 wire). lights are out of reach of children but do you really think that if i touch the metal on the light that i would get zapped? What would that mean if it was raining on it?

  • Ayako says:

    I have two outdoor light fixtures outside of my front door. For some reason both fixtures keep blowing the bulbs after about a day or so. I will admit that the fixtures say that the maximum wattage is 45 I believe and I just put 60’s in them. Will incorrect wattage light bulbs cause the bulbs to blow. For some reason I’m thinking I have always had higher wattage bulbs in these fixtures and no problems, but maybe I’m mistaken. Maybe the cold temperature? I’m using 60w bug lights – ya know the yellow ones. Fixture rates for 40 watts max I believe (label is faded out)

  • Nan says:

    Need advice about commercial fluorescent light fixtures – any reliable review site would be great! Thanks!

  • Teresita says:

    In the process of removing an old bathroom wall light fixture, I inadvertantly pulled apart all the wire connections. I have three black wires, three white wires, and three bare(I’m assuming ground) wires. How do I reconnect them so that I can install a new light fixture (three wire setup, pos-neg-ground)? I’m willing to get tools to test if required–but I’m completely unfamiliar with the process so a walkthrough from someone experienced would be greatly appreciated!

  • Denver says:

    One of my light fixtures in my room does not work. They are on the same switch and I have replaced the non working fixture and it still wont turn on. Any tips?

  • Christine says:

    I have an old lighting fixture that has an outlet on it. There is a green wire hooked up to the outlet portion. How do I change that out with a new light fixture without an outlet?

  • Darius says:

    how to make custom fluorescent light fixture for black lights

  • Sabrina says:

    We want to remodel our bathroom from 80’s style ugly medicine cabinet with built in light to something nicer looking. The problem I’m noticing is the medicine cabinet’s light is the only light for the bathroom. I do like the portfolio light fixtures compared to the ugly multiple globe bulb light fixtures, but am afraid the portfolio light fixture won’t cast light throughout the whole bathroom. Is my thinking correct?

  • Dewey says:

    I’m trying to remove an old, malfunctioning flourescent light fixture from our basement. But after removing the custom-made cover, I don’t see how to remove the fixture itself.

    It’s the type that takes two standard 4-foot flourescent bulbs. I don’t see any screws or bolts anywhere. It’s firmly attached to the cieling. I’ve tried removing the two plastic end caps, but they wont’ go. I’ve tried sliding the fixture in case that’s how it was attached, but it doesn’t budge.

    Any suggestions on what I can try to remove it?


    If it helps, it’s a Lifelite model 8040.

    I see now that it looks like a strip of metal down the middle was slid up after screwing it into the ceiling. It looks like I’d need a strong hook to remove it. I looked around and the best I could do was an old bottle opener; it did sort of hook into it, but the strip didn’t budge.
    Also — among the many 4-foot flourescent fixtures in the house, I found one that is exactly like it (most of them are quite different). It’s hanging in the garage, from two holes in the top.

  • Vincenzo says:

    I have fluorescent light fixtures (appx. 4’x6′) in my kitchen and they are hideous. I’d like to install track lighting. What would be the easiest route to do so? How would I cover up the area where the fluorescent fixtures sit now so it’d be flush with the rest of the ceiling so that I can then install track lighting?
    The fixture isn’t attached to the ceiling, it’s recessed, so if I take everything out, I’ll have a 4×6′ hole in my ceiling. I’m wondering what steps could be taken to cover up this hole. Thanks.

  • Mitsue says:

    Can someone explain exactly what a semi-flush mount light fixture is? What’s the difference between that and a flush mount or that and a standard light fixture? Can I use a semi-flush mount light fixture with a tall cieling (14ft)?

  • Manual says:

    i have a 29 gallon planted tank i Guess it would be a medium planted tank right now but i plan to add more plants as i go right now i have a normal t8 hood with the aqua life glo 6700k light in it and i have the natural plant c02 system. now my question is what light should i get heres some links to what i was thinking of

    this first one would be what i would get because of its price and i was told double t5 light fixtures were the best way to go only thing is i dont know if its a legit web sight or a sight were they steal ur money

    my next one i would consider to get would be this one but its like more than double the price of the other and only has 1 slot but i dont know if its supose to be better or something

  • Sandy says:

    I have a 2nd home overseas where the standard supply voltage to the house is 230/240 volts. I need to purchase some of my light fixtures for the house and was wondering if I can use a 120v fixture purchased here in the states and use it in a 240v circuit. (not talking about light bulbs, just the fixtures)

    A 120v fixture has a hot and a neutral wire; a 240v fixture has 2 120v hot wires. Is there any reason why the 120v neutral can’t be used as the 2nd hot for a 240v fixture?

    I’m asking because the product selection overseas (Philippines) is much more limited than here in the states.


  • Jewell says:

    im debating on buying a new hood or a light fixture i want something clear so i can see my fish.

    my fish never jump out of the tank well at least not my puffer in this tank but i was wondering am i better off getting a hood or are light fixtures better? i know the hood keeps the fish from staying in and helps retain evaporation as well which is very useful but often the hood lights are not extremely good might be the bulb being low wattage idk.

    but what would you recommend? hood or light fixture?

    this is a 55gal brackish water tank

    PS- i will want to add some brackish water plants into this tank as well take into consideration of that.
    hmm i will look for a canopy then if that is the case. i don’t have problems with evaportation atm i only add water about once a week thats it.

  • Christen says:

    Hi all,

    I need some help with wiring up three new wall mounted lights that I recently bought.

    I was able to change the first of the three lights fine, and the light worked perfectly just as it did before. Coming out of the wall were: 2 Red wires along with 1 Black wire and coming out of the new light fixture were: 2 Brown wires and 2 Blue Wires. There are also four terminal blocks on the light fixture, in one of them the 2 Brown wires go in, and in another, the 2 Blue wires go in – Leaving two free terminal blocks, this is how I bought them. So, I put one of the red wires in the terminal block with the brown wires going in, then I put the other red wire into an empty terminal, I then put the 1 Black wire in the terminal with the brown wires leaving one empty terminal. Switched the electricity back on, clicked the switch, it worked.

    With the second or middle light fixture the wires coming from the wall are now: 2 Red wires accompanied by 2 Black wires, I done exactly as I done before with the first light fixture except with the second black wire, I put it in the empty terminal – Turned the electric on, neither of the lights worked.

    Moved on to the third light fixture, which had: 2 Black wires and 1 Red wire coming out of the wall, so I just went by what I did with the first light fixture putting the red wire with the brown wires in the same terminal then putting one of the black wires with blue wires in one terminal and stuck the other black wire into one of the empty terminal blocks.

    Turned the electric on, no light work.

    I’m totally baffled, and do bear in mind that my last three lights worked perfectly fine with no earth wire, as did my first light fixture which worked at the beginning,. All three of the lights can be turned on or off using two switches, but I just don’t understand why they aren’t working… Frustrating to say the least!

    I would greatly appreciate any help that anyone is willing to give me,

    Thanks in advance,

    To my knowledge these lights are not double insulated. I have also put the two red wires into the same terminal block that corresponds with the correct wires likewise with the black wires, I done this with both the second and third lights, the first one was always working fine so I made no changes.
    @BRIAN C – Thanks for your answer but do bear in mind that as I stated in my actual question, not all of the wires from the light are the same, only one of them has 2 Red and 2 Black – I only tried putting in the empty terminals because there were four of them and four terminals, the first light also worked when one of the wires was put into an empty terminal. Thanks again.
    @Girlie Electrics – You may well be correct about the double insulated light fittings as my previous lights worked fine without an earth wire.

  • Marya says:

    We have a two story house and would like to hang a chandelier over the dinning table. There is not one currently there, plus there is no attic access. Is there any other way, other than to tear up a lot of the ceiling and notch the beams acroos to the fixture to get electrical wiring to it? My husband is a great electrician and great w/ drywall as well- the problem is the ceiling has a slight texture. From a prvious leak and repair, I know how hard that is to fix so it is not obvious. With the light from a chandelier, it would almost have to be perfect.

    Any tips, suggestions or things I ‘ve not thought of would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • Tomas says:

    My old wiring for the original light in the bathroom (which has only one switch) on the wall consists of 3 sets of wires coming out through the box.

    -one with a brown, a black, a ground (bare), and a red wire
    -other 2 have a ground (bare), a black, and a brown.

    all grounds are connected to the box in the wall.

    How can I install my new light fixture which consists of a white, a black, and a ground?

  • Tashina says:

    I’ve seen online some stores that sells Moroccan lamps and lanterns, chandeliers but they all look cheap and the designs are not that impressing however i’m looking for a source for high-end Moroccan light fixtures and Moorish lighting like lanterns, sconces, chandeliers, hanging pendants, lamps with unique designs and handmade from quality materilas like solid brass not from thin or cheap metal that rust.
    any suggestions?

  • Mark says:

    How to identify these from line voltage lighting fixtures and what are the differences in terms of design and operation?

  • Loren says:

    Hi everybody, I installed a new light fixture to a new location near to an existing on/off switch with black and white wires, the switch control another light, but now when i switch off the old light the new light turns on and when i switch on the old one the new one turn off, they are in the same room i’m just needed more light, the switch wires is one black and one white and the new light fixture is the same, i connected white with white and black with black what the problem can be? thanks in advance

  • Tristan says:

    this outdoors lamp/ light fixture has never worked in the 10 years i’ve owned the home (yes, i know about light bulbs and circuit breakers). i just bought a brand new fixture and still nothing. everything else on the breaker works. The voltage snooper doesn’t beep. the switch works. i don’t see a junction box anywhere. the light is wired in parallel to another exterior light that does work. house is wired in emt conduit. what to do? thanks.

  • Bryce says:

    I just bought a hollophane light fixture for my kitchen that is dated 1912. It has an adapter that I can use a regular light that screws out but what kind of light bulb would I use if I wanted to use the original socket?

    This socket is bigger than the one that takes the adapter. I think that using a bigger bulb would give me maximum lighting in my kitchen.

  • Taryn says:

    Does anyone know of a place where this fixture can be available for purchase? My family has had a pair of these in our house for many decades and just recently one of them broke. Any help will be very much appreciated. Thanks.

  • Geri says:

    Okay… I’m officially an idiot :-) I was trying to change the bulb in my bathroom light (alchohol may have been involved) and instead of removing the bit that covered the bulb I’ve managed to pull away the entire lighting fixture. It is still wired up, it’s just hanging there.

    Is there a way to reattach the fixture to the ceiling? It has thick insulation and the edge of the fixture is pretty thin so I’m not sure how it was attached in the first place… seemingly by the insulation. Do I need to purchase new insulation with some sort of adhesive? There is clearly no place where there are screws to attach it.

    It looks like this one:

    Basically, I just need some handy person to tell me how you attach a lamp like this to the ceiling once it’s wired up. Help!!

  • Berna says:

    in my home, i have light fixtures with the glass covers that accept 2 light bulbs. I can’t seem to use the efficient light bulbs because of the shape. Do I need to change my light fixtures?

    thanks stephen. I noticed for the LED fixtures, it says they need air flow which the fixtures I have don’t have. It’s the ones where the glass covers the bulbs. Thanks.

  • Kayla says:

    I have a problem with one of my light fixtures. Every three or so months, the light in it is blown out by it. I know it isn’t the lights since they usually last a couple of years or so in my other rooms that have the same type of fixture.
    What I need to know is could it be something other than the fixture, like the wiring, or is it definitely the fixture. If it is the fixture I could just replace it, but if it is a wiring problem I will need to call someone.

  • Man says:

    I want to install a better lighting fixture in my basement but I am not sure what to put in. I need something that will be really bright, recessed, and preferable has the switch built into the fixture. Like a pull cord or something like that. Any Ideas?

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