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Old 08-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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replacing with CFL killed my fixture

Why did my fixtures quit working after I tried to replace incandescent bulbs with CFL's? I also tried an LED bulb in another fixture. Now nothing works in them.


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Old 08-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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You didn't turn the switch on? Non dimmable lamps on a dimmer?


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Have a look at the base....any chance the body of the bulb is hitting something in the lamp?

I have seen lamps where the edison socket (part you screw into) is set pretty deep.....and some CFL's will hit the outside of the base and not allow the bulb seat all the way and make proper contact.

It's easy to confirm your lamp is ok....screw in an incandescent bulb.
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Either that the centre concat is not makeing any connection to either CFL or LED bulb.

Before you do anymore with that make sure you have the circuit off then bend the centre tab out little more then take a inscentdent bulb but DO NOT screw it too tight when you feel snug that it noting more after that.

If that work then do the same thing with CFL just screw it light not super tight.

The other thing is that if you have enclosed luminaire check the LED or CFL to see if they are rated to work with enclosed luminaire. Ditto with dimmer verison as well some case both.

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