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Old 08-14-2019, 06:39 AM   #1
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flood light lock nut doesn't lock?


This ring doesn't seem to do anything.

If I tighten the socket, it just goes right through the ring, as if it weren't even there.

what's wrong here..
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:01 AM   #2
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Re: flood light lock nut doesn't lock?


Not sure if I am understanding your question, but the rings should go on the male threads of the light, and then screw into the box.

The rings (actually nuts) allow you orient the direction of each light. When the light is pointed in the correct direction, you would tighten the nut against the box to hold that direction.

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Your not installing them correctly. The ring goes on the inside after the light is screwed into the base, not on the outside like you have it.
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Re: flood light lock nut doesn't lock?


that's odd, because the internet pics show the ring on the outside...
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that's odd, because the internet pics show the ring on the outside...
They will work in or out, if you hold the light in place and tighten the nut against the cover plate.
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I suppose it could be used on the outside. That would allow adjustment of the light while mounted.
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i would record a video, but I tightened the nut very tight on the outside, and the bulb holder still turns, like the nut isn't there.

I guess I have to live with it. There's sufficient friction on the threads to hold the lights in place.
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i would record a video, but I tightened the nut very tight on the outside, and the bulb holder still turns, like the nut isn't there.

I guess I have to live with it. There's sufficient friction on the threads to hold the lights in place.
Then put another nut on the inside. You do have to tighten more than just by hand, if you don't have the wrench for it you can put a screwdriver against a wing and tap it with a hammer to tighten it.
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This ring doesn't seem to do anything.

If I tighten the socket, it just goes right through the ring, as if it weren't even there.

what's wrong here..

????? Trying to figure out the issue. As simple as it sounds, does the ring/nut actually thread onto the light spindle verse "it just goes right thru the ring"

I'm wondering if you have the wrong size ring/not. Did the light come in an un-opened package. Were there two rings for each light, one for inside the fixture, one for outside the fixture.????
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Flood light lock nuts go on the outside. After you aim it, you lock the nut on the outside.
You have a junk fixture there, looks like a Progress brand. Take it back and buy RAB or other quality fixture.
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The locknut came with the individual lamp holder.

This is a frankenstein flood light. I bought the lamp holders, back plate, and sensor all separately.

These were all the parts:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Progress-Li...ate/1000857874
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Sigma-Elect...dlight/3345368
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Progress-Li...sor/1000857892

I super tightened the nut with a wrench.

ok, here's a video of what's happening... https://gfycat.com/poshaccuratecollie

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You need to tighten the lock more to lock the fixture.
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The locknut came with the individual lamp holder.

This is a frankenstein flood light. I bought the lamp holders, back plate, and sensor all separately.

These were all the parts:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Progress-Li...ate/1000857874
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Sigma-Elect...dlight/3345368
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Progress-Li...sor/1000857892

I super tightened the nut with a wrench.

ok, here's a video of what's happening... https://gfycat.com/poshaccuratecollie
Believe me when I'm telling you that the Progress parts are junk. You're not going to get it to work. The threaded hubs in the base plate are too large. Buy RAB.
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Flood light lock nuts go on the outside. After you aim it, you lock the nut on the outside.
You have a junk fixture there, looks like a Progress brand. Take it back and buy RAB or other quality fixture.
The fully assembled Sigma flood lights look like they're screwed in all the way, and don't give you 3-way adjustment...
So i dunno what the purpose of the locknut is, since it doesn't do chit to lock the directional axis.


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