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  1. Rewire halogen to regular lighting

    Electrical
    Hi My home was built in the 70s. There are three halogen can lights in the dining room. The lights are 50w and they get SUPER hot. I removed the lights and clipped the two wires so I could rewire to a pendant light. The first one had a little bit of power but then it went away. The other two...
  2. 12v Switch Wiring

    Electrical
    Maybe a dumb question, but I'm doing my own wiring for a custom Sprinter Van build. I'm wondering if I can have a switch in the middle of a circuit of LED lights. So basically, it would be + 12v Battery -> LED lights -> 2 way Switch -> LED lights -> - Battery/Ground. I'd really appreciate any...
  3. CCTV power supply amperage question

    Electrical
    Hello, I want to run 8 CCTV cameras and 8 motion LED lights from one 12V 20A power supply. My cameras are rated as 500ma and the lights are 850ma. I will have eight wires coming off the power supply. Each wire will be running one camera and one light. I am using a Y splitter to split the power...
  4. Compass on rear view mirror, power consumption

    Automotive Repairs
    Regular compasses don't seem to work in my car (too much metal?), so I want to replace the mirror with one that has a compass built in (different sensing method). The one I want takes <200mA to feed the compass, but I'm not sure if that means its memory or its display. Could I leave it plugged...
  5. New LED Disk Lights-New Construction

    Electrical
    Hello all, Issue is I have started installing some HALO 3k disk LED lights for my house we are building and after getting about 10-15 installed some of them started to flicker. Went through and checked all connections and everything is hooked up correct and tight, and voltage is correct. If...
  6. Powering a LED Strip

    Electrical
    Hello, I'm trying to power up a Led strip which came with a battery holder. I connected a USB cable and tried different chargers who basically did the job. The only problem is that the led are way too bright compared to when they are powererd by batteries: the effect is not nice as they are...
  7. Carrier furnace loses power after heat cycle

    HVAC
    This is an interesting one. My Carrier gas furnace will run a complete heat cycle (thermostat set to 70, furnace will heat to 71, and then stop as expected). Right after it stops, the red LED on the circut board will turn off, making it appear that there is no power going to the circuit board...
  8. Lighting Plan - Opinions Sought!!

    Electrical
    Here is my proposed layout for my open plan studio. I'm going for recessed 6" LED smart lights throughout, with the exception of three pendants over the 6' island. - Lights are 3' from walls, except in the kitchen where it is 2' ( ie. 12" from upper cabinetry). - They are spaced roughly 5-6'...
  9. Recessed Light Cans, New Construction in the Basement

    Electrical
    Hi, I'm planning on installing non-IC recessed lights in the basement. I have an open ceiling where i can see the joists. These recessed lights would be new construction. I would like to know the code on this and how I can pass. Can anyone help me please? Thanks. Jason
  10. Smart LED Light Controls

    Home Automation
    Hi. I'm remodleing my living room and my wife would like to add LED recessed lighting. I have two on teh edge of my living room that are tied to a switch. I can access the ceiling to run the wires to add more recessed lighting but it is not as easy to run new line into the wall for a new...
  11. How to replace a 3 way light socket with standard

    Electrical
    Hi all. I just bought some cheap floor lamps at Walmart that were on deep discount, and the main lamp has a 3 way socket. I want to change the socket to a standard because, 3 way LED's are expensive, and I don't like running the 3 way Incan's in the warmer months because of the heat. I...
  12. Thermostat wire for LV LED lighting?

    Electrical
    Hi all. I'm planning ambient lighting for a home theatre build using 12V RGBW LED strips. There will be around 15x 15ft strips total, and all would be powered from a single controller located in an adjacent closet. Would it be appropriate to use 18/5 thermostat wire to distribute power to each...
  13. LED strip project need some tips or ideas

    Project Showcase
    hi I been thinking about this project for several months. And i really want to do it. Well I need some ideas or help. I want to put a 24hr white led stripe on the top. lighting down on the items. But would like to know what LED out there come with a small power supply or driver to fit in it. I...
  14. Add strip lights to pantry

    Electrical
    My pantry is behind a single door that opens and closes similar to a bathroom door. Inside the pantry are about 4 shelves. There are no power outlets inside the pantry and no light switch so the pantry is quite dark even during the day since it's not in direct line of sight to a kitchen...
  15. Arc-Fault Keeps Tripping After Years of Working Perfectly

    Electrical
    I am having an issue with a circuit protected by an arc-fault breaker. The circuit serves a closet light, hallway light, and recently remodeled bathroom (remodeled 2 ½ years ago). When we remodeled the bathroom, they installed an arc-fault circuit interrupter on the circuit. It has worked...
  16. New Amana Furnace

    HVAC
    Just go my new Amana furnace (AMVC96060) and it seems to be working ok. Was wondering what the green LED on the bottom of the from panel indicates. On my furnace it blinks fast about 30 times, pauses a second, then blinks twice. This continues all the time. Also, the inducer motor is kind...
  17. LED Lights Causing Breaker to "Sizzle"

    Electrical
    I installed four High Bay LED Dome lights in my new barn. They worked fine for three weeks. Turned them off to add some more items to the panel. Turned back on and three of them on one breaker did not work and the breaker is making a "sizzliing" sound. The fourth one on separate breaker still...
  18. Led retrofit options for this ugly can/Gimbal setup?

    Electrical
    Hey guys I have this Lithonia Gimbal CE1 fixture in some unknown can. I would like to use a flush LED bezel and neaten this up. The can has a ring and holder and a small plastic box up in the ceiling which is not easily accessible. The romex goes to a small box and there is a short run of BX...
  19. Under cabinet lighting

    Electrical
    I have roughed the undercabinet lighting with 18/2 wire. I'm planning to use a 24V led strip system which comes in a roll and can be cut to custom sizes. I haven't picked it out yet. Is there a limitation on: 1. 18/2 wire run? 2. max. length of led strips in total after adding up all the...
  20. Power cord for LED Curtain Light

    General DIY Discussions
    Hi, so last year I bought two curtain string lights for my wedding in Brazil and apparently the power chord is not working anymore. 1 of them has 3 pins (attached picture) the other one has 2 pins, dont know the difference. I was wondering If anyone knows If I can use a "LED ROPE light" power...
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