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  1. Automotive Repairs
    Hi there, Just wondering if anyone has any idea about KA indicators? Both indicator bulbs on the left-hand side are not working, does this mean that it is just one bulb that has blown affecting the other OR is it likely to be something more problematic? Like an electrical fault? Any...
  2. Electrical
    I was reading about the LED bulbs that replace the incandescent bulbs. Example for this thread. 60-watt replacement LED bulbs typically only use around 10 watts. If the bulb says 60-watt equivalent, that's for the measure of lumens, correct? If I have a light fixture that says 60 watt max...
  3. Electrical
    What bulb is this and how do I safely remove it? Hello, I have an overhead light fixture that has an unusual bulb in it. When it comes time to replace it I'd like to know how to remove it. I can see that it says E11, 130V, 100W but it doesn't look like the ones I see online. It is clear and I...
  4. Electrical
    One of my desk lamps took a dive off of a set of shelves in to a pile of dirty laundry today. When it landed, the light went out. Upon further inspection, i discovered that the light bulb wasnt broken, and that the two plastic pieces of the socket that were supposed to be screwed together were...
  5. Electrical
    summary: Grounded shoplight fixture mounted in apartment kitchen, had 2xF40T12 bulbs and noisy T12 ballast, replaced with rapid-start electronic T12. Good light for ~6 weeks, then severe dimming. Replaced bulbs with known-good pair of same kind F40T12. Good light for 2 weeks, then dark. Switch...
  6. Electrical
    Hi there, We had these lights Installed by an electrician a few years back. The other day, I mistakenly/without thinking put a halogen bulb in it (it had the same base, correct wattage) and now the fixture won't work with any bulbs. Aside from replacing the fixture, is there anything I can do...
  7. Electrical
    My electric company will rebate 50% of the cost of LED bulbs, so I'm thinking that now may be the time to buy a few. However, at their current costs I want to know more about their life expectancy before buying. I can recall all the hype about the life expectancy of the CFLs when they first came...
  8. Electrical
    Hi all, I'm trying to change a burnt-out bulb in a flush mount light on my ceiling. See the attached pictures - there don't appear to be any access points. I've tried giving the globe a good counterclockwise turn with no success. I also can't seem to find any access point with an X-acto knife...
  9. Electrical
    In a thread I posted a while back, user "gregzoll" mentioned that Edison lamp light bulb socket adapters are dangerous and are only suited for temporary use. Is it true that they are actually "the worst thing next to matches"?
  10. Electrical
    I have 4 Halo h5r1cat recessed lights in one room off one switch. They were working fine for the last 5 years. Then one bulb goes out and I replace it, it still doesn't work, try another bulb that I know works and it still doesn't work. The bulb is a 50w Halogen Flood PAR bulb. The real...
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