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Old 12-22-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
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Replacing wall-mounted light fixture


I recently bought a house and converted a small basement room into a den. There are two lights that run off the same switch, one light is recessed (I think is the term for when its hidden in the wall?) and the other light is a small, somewhat modern fixture that is wall-mounted. I've had to replace the bulb on the wall mounted light once, but one day it suddenly stopped working. I replaced the bulb again and it still doesn't work, however the recessed light that runs off the same switch still works fine. Advice? Am I just looking at a faulty fixture or is it something in the wiring?

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Old 12-22-2009, 12:17 PM   #2
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until you investigate you will not know. Could be the light socket or the wiring at the fixture. Check these first. Then test the wires for power at the wall fixture to verify if the wiring is still okay.

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Old 12-22-2009, 12:21 PM   #3
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thanks for the help...can you recommend a cheap yet reliable electrical tester to buy?
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:27 PM   #4
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not me... others will. I only use top of the line tools. Most others here like the cheap stuff.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:28 PM   #5
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ok thanks
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:33 PM   #6
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You can normally find cheaper ones at lowes, home depot or that type of place. Its all you will need if just checking a couple wires in your home. I'm guess your looking at 20- 50 dollars.
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:20 PM   #7
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alright...I'm admittedly an idiot and don't have the vocabulary to keep up with you guys but I'll try again here. In this case, the acutal fixture is a small flourescent deal where the bulb goes into the actual fixture so I'm guessing there's no actual socket in the wall and just a bunch of wiring that joins with the wiring in the fixture? Basically do I just need to test the wires and if I find them to be hot then I probably just need to replace the fixture? Apologies for knowing as much about wiring as a chimp. Thanks for the help. (FYI...newer construction circa 2000)
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Yes if your wires check out coming to the light and the bulb is good, replace the fixture itself!
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:34 PM   #9
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