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  1. Electrical
    Hello hello! First time poster here, happy to join the community! I'm having a little bit of a electrical situation, and would love your lights on the matter. I have a very beautiful fixture hanging from the ceiling, which currently has 2 T5 HO tubes in it. These are fluorescent, yet dimmable...
  2. 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...
  3. Electrical
    I'm about to start doing the rough in for the ceiling light fixtures in the garage. I will install fluorescent light strip fixtures and I was wondering what most of you prefer doing for the rough in. I have two options in mind; 1) Staple the wire to a stud and make a hole in the drywall and...
  4. Electrical
    In my 1 car garage, I only have 1 bare bulb light. Its barely enough to see in the garage, even with a 100-150watt bulb. I would like to either install an outlet in exchange of the bulb fixture and hang 2 separate shop lights and plug them in, or hardwire an 8ft 4 bulb fixture. Thing is, I...
  5. Electrical
    I have a question related to the upcoming laws that will effectively ban incandescent light bulbs (at least in their current form). I understand that stores will continue to sell compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs with both the "old" threaded style base (so they are compatible with existing...
  6. Electrical
    This will probably be the most weirdest question on the forum, but..... I have many events during the spring/summer/fall in the yard and need some lighting in a few places. There are trails in our deep woods and event areas thoughout. I recently got (5) 2ft and 4ft regular fluorescent...
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