First off, most modern dimmer switches aren't rheostats. Those have been supplanted by TRIACs (triode for AC), and later, IGBTs (insulated gate bipolar transistors). For both of these, their mode of action is to change the duty cycle of the AC wave (duty cycle is time on versus cycle time) such that less power per cycle is put through the bulb. This is more efficient than a rheostat, in that, there isnt as much resistive loss across the dimmer.
The resistive loss is where the "a little" comes in. For all three types, a small amount of the power put through the dimmer is dissipated as heat - however, this is significantly less than the reduction in output power to the bulb, whatever the type.
An ideal dimmer would have 100% efficiency - that is, for a given setting, it would dissipate no heat, and the bulb would be the only thing on the circuit consuming power. However, no component is ideal, and modern dimmers typically consume under 1% of their power throughput (so if it's passing a total of 1W, it'll consume less than 10 milliWatts).
A buzzing noise from a standard incandescent lighting fixture can be caused by a short in the lighting circuit (which is dangerous), or in some cases it can happen using a rheostat that is not all the way on or all the way off. The larger the physical size (not necessarily wattage) of the filament, the more likely it is to buzz using a dimmer -- these bulbs are designed for 120 volts, and using a rheostat gives less voltage to the lamp.A tube fluorescent fixture can make a buzzing noise if the ballast (small electrical box inside the fixture) is beginning to fail.Some outdoor fixtures are inherently noisy, such as a sodium arc lamp. In this case, there is really nothing to be done about it.
No power is used. The lamp in the light fixture is the load of the circuit. The load resistance is what makes the current flow. When the current flows through the filament's resistance, heat and light are generated. With no lamp in the fixture, the circuit's voltage potential is still at the socket contact points and if touched could cause you a shock. This is a good reason to shut the fixture off at the switch when removing the burnt out bulb and replacing it with a new one.
"Fixture" generally refers to things permanently attached to the structure. A light fixture would be one example, screwed to the wall or ceiling. The light fixture, also called a luminaire, would include devices for holding the lighting elements, supplying electricity to them, enclosing the connections for safety, and means for attaching it to the electrical supply permanently. A "fixture" could, in theory, dangle from a cord permanently attached to a suitable support. For contrast, a cord-connected device would not be a fixture. In fact, it is often illegal to use cord and plug on any appliance that is permanently attached (e.g., screwed in or with water pipes attached).
If you are talking about the lamp then the answer is no. If you are talking about the fluorescent fixture, it should be. It is the fixture grounding that helps the tube to ignite. because of the close proximity to the metal of the fixture. There are many occasions when the fixture will not operate, but as soon as the ground is connected the fixture operates fine.
To install lighting in one's ceiling you'd need to first cut a hole in one's ceiling to fix the fixture in. The fixture is what you'll put your lighting in so that it fits properly in the ceiling. Before you put the fixture in, you need to make sure the wiring is correct. The wire that connect the electricity from the future light in a ceiling to the rest of the house. After that is done one only needs to put the fixture in. After you fit the fixture into the ceiling one would only need to put the lighting, whether it is a light bulb or anything else.
Yes, the rating of the fixture is the maximum size bulb that the fixture should take. The fixture is rated to dissipate a certain amount of heat that is generated by a bulb. By putting in a bigger bulb and thereby generating more heat than the fixture was designed for, could destroy the fixture. Some fires have been known to start this way.
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