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Light Bulb Base and the Light Fixture Socket

by Dave Rongey

How to Identify the Positive and Negative Parts of a Light Bulb: Light Bulb Base and Fixture Socket, Electrical Tips about Light Bulbs and Fixture Wiring.


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The Secret To Longer Lasting Light Bulbs

by Dave Rongey

The Key To Long Lasting Light Bulbs – I have two recommendations that I’m sure will help your light bulbs last longer, and this should be considered whenever light bulbs are being installed on ceiling fans and in areas where there may be a level of any type of vibration.


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New Lighting Trips Out Circuit Breaker

by Dave Rongey

How to Calculate Lighting Circuit Electrical Load Capacity – Compare the total amount of watts from the original light fixture and what the total watts are of the new light fixtures. In a case where the circuit is overloaded the watts will either need to be reduced or a new circuit will be required.


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Causes and Solutions of a Non-Working Light Fixture

by Dave Rongey

How to Troubleshoot a Light Fixture that is Not Working – One of the bulbs burned out and I decided to try using an old CFL compact fluorescent light bulb that somebody gave me in its place.


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Why A Bathroom Light Fixture May Make Noise

by Dave Rongey

How to Check Noisy Light Fixtures – Fixture noises are not common, look for these problems – The noise may be cause by expansion and contraction of the fixture parts due to heat being produced while the fixture is on.


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Why New Light Bulbs May Not Work

by Dave Rongey

Light Fixture Sockets, New Light Bulbs and Home Electrical Wiring


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Light Bulb and Dimmer Switch Compatibility

by Dave Rongey

Understanding How Dimmer Switches Work with Light Bulbs


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Is Modifying a Light Fixture Safe?

by Dave Rongey

Safe Alternatives to get More Light from a Light Fixture and Why Light Fixture Modifications Could be Hazardous


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Why Lights Will Not Work When Switch Has Power

by Dave Rongey

I recently had a dimmer switch go out, I replaced it with a regular switch, the switch does not work, I have power coming off of one lead and when I cross the leads, the light still won’t work…


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Can A Type A Bulb Replace A Type B Bulb?

by Dave Rongey

For a type B 60 Watt bulbs, can I use a type A bulb instead?


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Can I use a 23 watt CFL in a 75 watt lamp socket?

by Dave Rongey

I have a lamp that says use up to 75 watt bulb. If I use the new type 100 watt that only uses 23 watts of electricity will it….


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Electrical Question – Why Do My Light Bulbs Burn Out Often?

by Dave Rongey

Question: The light bulbs in some parts of my house seem to be burning out way too soon. In some of our fixtures, we replace bulbs every 4 weeks or so. Any ideas?


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