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Why is this lightbulb flickering?

Why is this lightbulb flickering? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Whence came this short, sharp shock?

I got a mild shock while putting together a seed starting light set-up in the unfinished basement of my rental apartment. The light was unplugged when I received the shock. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Knicke on Mar 26, 2011 - 6 answers

dualing light switches

Two sets of dual light switches control two lights at the top and bottom of my staircase. One switch on each set stopped working, why and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by wigner3j on Nov 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Rewiring a warehouse lamp

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

Lights off. Heater on. What?

Why does turning off my lights sometimes cause my heater to turn on? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Apr 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Press Button to Cross

How does the button on the pedestrian crossing lights work? Does it actually send some sort of signal to the traffic lights, or is it just a psychological thing? It seems rather random timing-wise.
posted by divabat on May 14, 2008 - 21 answers

Snap, Crackle, Pop

Our bedroom fan with light bulbs makes a quick snapping or popping noise when it's off. Normal? Bad? [more inside]
posted by LadyBonita on Oct 26, 2006 - 14 answers

My X10 switches are flaky

I have a number of X10 switches controlling lights throughout my apartment. I have a number of problems with them... [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Feb 22, 2005 - 9 answers

Safe Christmas illumination

How many strands of Christmas tree lights (100 lights/strand) can I safely plug into a single outlet and/or connect to each other?
posted by Dr. Zira on Dec 17, 2004 - 12 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

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