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Brief water leak through ceiling track lighting-- what now?

Clueless new homeowners here. After a shower and a use of the toilet upstairs, water started dripping through a screw on the track lighting in the kitchen. It started maybe 10 minutes afterwards and lasted maybe 10 minutes, maybe a cup or so of water total, then stopped. What happened? What do we do now? Call a plumber, presumably, but how urgent? An electrician too? Is there danger because of the light fixture? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Oct 19, 2014 - 7 answers

Aziz! Light bulbs!

Why do these light bulbs keep dying? [more inside]
posted by purple_bird on Sep 11, 2014 - 9 answers

How's it hanging?

I want to hang a fluorescent strip light above my workbench. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by Caskeum on Feb 15, 2014 - 6 answers

Light Fixture Wiring?!

I bought a light fixture yesterday at Ikea and I was all like YEAH THIS IS GOING TO BE SO EASY. Ha. Can you help me not die? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Sep 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Is this thing going to kill me?

I want to get a voltmeter. I think that is what it's called. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Sep 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me turn a toaster into a lamp

I have an odd fascination with lighting. I want to learn how to rewire various consumer electronics into functioning lamps without electrocuting myself and/or burning down my apartment building. [more inside]
posted by krakenattack on Apr 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Not very utile!

Please help me find the lamp I want (or tell me that the one I can find is hackable). [more inside]
posted by dame on Mar 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Where to buy a 4 1/2" outlet box that is open on both sides for back-to-back light fixture installation?

Where to buy a 4 1/2" outlet box that is open on both sides for back-to-back light fixture installation? [more inside]
posted by Jim Biancolo on Dec 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Rewiring a warehouse lamp

How to rewire a warehouse lamp? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Aug 21, 2010 - 7 answers

Bulbs burn out

Why do my lightbulbs burn out so fast?! [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Mar 29, 2010 - 15 answers

This shouldn't be happening.

Help me diagnose repeated failure of my lighting dimmers. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Jun 26, 2008 - 20 answers

Why do my lights spontaneously turn on?

Why do my lights turn on by themselves? Do I have poltergeists? [more inside]
posted by jknecht on Sep 7, 2006 - 8 answers

Wonky Electricity

I'm sitting in my living room watch my dining room light turn on and off, dim and brighten, turn off again, then turn on. I know the house isn't haunted, but what is happening to my light? Should I be worried? [MI] [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Dec 2, 2004 - 12 answers

Ceiling: Black/White/Red Wires. Chandelier: Brown/Ground Wire. How Do I Connect the Two?

She looked at her dining room, and saw that it was without light, so she said, "Let there be light." This had no effect, so she went to Home Depot and bought a chandelier, because she saw that it was good. Then she came home, took out the fuse, took down the old ceiling fan, and began to assemble the chandelier. Then she ran into problems, got frustrated, dropped the third person, and asked MeFites:

How should I connect a light fixture when there are black, white, and red wires in the ceiling and the chandelier has two spliced-together brown ones and a ground wire?
posted by orange swan on Aug 22, 2004 - 17 answers

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