Spiders like nice warm and damp places to make their nests - so a bathroom light fixture is one of their favourite places - and they don't seem to care if one of the places they use to fix one of their webs or a nest is a pair of live and neutral electrical terminals! If the light fixture is of an old type that has exposed terminals then a damp spider's web or nest can easily become a conducting circuit between the live (hot) and the neutral or earth (ground) wires. In older houses where open coal or wood fires are (or were) used, the damp web or nest gets covered in soot from the air. This is even more likely if the bathroom ceiling is just under the loft or attic of the house because, even if the roof is watertight, soot can often drift into the loft through gaps in the roof tiles. (A bit like snow sometimes does.) Then, because soot is carbon, which is a very good conductor, the current may sometimes grow to a point that the web or nest catches fire! If that happens the circuit breaker may or may not trip to shut off the current and the fire often goes out without causing much damage. You might just put the circuit breaker back on and wonder why it went off because no light bulb has died! Then, if the spider is still alive, 'cos it was away hunting at the time - or another spider comes along - the whole process starts over again... Usually these damp webs or nests don't actually catch fire, they just dry out. But whilst they are still damp you can sometimes hear a clicking noise from little sparks that jump from the web to the live supply terminal or, sometimes, to a tiny exposed bit of bare live cable going into the terminal even if that terminal itself is not affected by the web or nest. This can happen particularly if the web or nest starts from a bare length of ground wire, the kind which is quite commonly left uninsulated in old wiring. Eventually, when the nest or web has dried out because the bathroom is no longer so steamy, the clicking stops. Next time someone takes a nice long shower the web or nest gets damp again and the whole cycle repeats! So, to be sure they are clear of spider's webs or nests and will not become fire hazards (now or in the future) the bathroom and kitchen light fittings in any house should be checked every five years so that any such debris can be removed. Experienced electricians know all about this phenomenon, certainly in Europe, where the lights are supplied at 230 Volts and this kind of fault may well be much more common than in 120 Volt areas. So, if this kind of fault has to be fixed, or the breaker for the lights keeps tripping for apparently no reason, any experienced "old timer" electrician will always check the mains supply wiring and terminals in the bathroom and kitchen lights first. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB
SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY
REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
If you do this work yourself, always turn off the powerat the breaker box/fuse panel BEFORE you attempt to do any work AND always use a meter or voltage indicator to insure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.
I need to remodel a master bathroom, where can one get modern bathroom lights?
check the wiring connections at the battery and the starter. Both places can give starting problems. The dash lights could be a separate problem. Check the fuses for the lights.
The standard height for a bathroom wall light depends on the space and light fixture. It is usually 6 feet from the floor. For bathrooms with high ceiling, hang lights a little higher than 6 feet to appear proportionate to the space.
the fixture expands from the heat generated by the bulb. so it contracts as it cools
The simple answer is to wire all the lights in parallel. In a bathroom vanity light, sometimes we see a number of light bulbs in the fixture. If one bulb fails, the rest stay lit. They are wired in parallel.
I would like to buy some bathroom halogen lights. What is the price range of such items?
Your bathroom plug and light are on the same circuit. When you plug in a hair dryer that uses more electricity then the bulb the bulb will dim. To fix this you need to call an electrician and have him put the lights on a separate circuit from the plugs.
I want to make sure that the lights I fit in my bathroom are safe. I know that you need to be sure that the light fitting wont get water inside it. Where can I go to find lights like this?
The basic fluorescent light fixture is AC, although there are fluorescent lights powered by DC.
That's a matter of personal preference and the style of the lighting. You CAN get bathroom lights that are attached to the sides of the mirror, but generally they go to the top edge.
replace the starter
These terms mean the same thing: typically people say 'bulbs', 'lights', or 'lamps'. Most electricians use 'lamps' to mean any of these. Typically, a light fixture is called a fixture, or a luminaire. The part that actually lights, is called a lamp. (A table lamp can also be called a lamp).
Remove the socket from the rear of the fixture, remove faulty bulb from socket and replace with good bulb and replace socket in fixture. Fini!
they are two separate circuits
That depends on how many light bulbs are in the bathroom and how much power each of them use.
Recessed lights or "can lights" have thermal protection for safety that cuts the power to a light fixture if it heats to a set temperature. Obviously, this is to protect the fixture and more importantly, to prevent a fire in the attic. Check for insulation of other material directly above and around the affected light to make sure it has the proper clearance.
You can use "Scotch locks" on the tailights, and stop lights - trace them from the rear light fixture
The engine is clicking with all of the interior lights on? Dead battery... and for future reference... if there is no clicking= really dead battery and it might not recharge. In that case check the alternator, if the alternator is still good, just buy a new battery. If the battery continues to fail to recharge get a new alternator.
you have a short to ground . have it check soon ! could be a door switch .
You keep on clicking on the lights that are on until you get all of them to go off.
In some households, each person lights a separate menorah. In others, the father of the family lights the menorah.
You have a bad connection somewhere.
That led is only showing that there is power to the switch and/or the light and fan fixture. You would have to check the power at the fixture to determine if it is actually in the switched feed or the fan/light assembly.