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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will replace or install a permanent AC light fixture.

Wiring varies greatly, just be safe when pursuing this BB


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - install new or replace existing permanent AC light fixture

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a picture of the current location that needs a new light fixture
   - a picture of the installation midway through
   - a picture of the finished installation with the light turned on
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Well, the LED light fixture we bought so that we'd never need to change a bulb again (5 years ago) failed.  The light still works when you hit it but the fixture has failed.  So while we saved 30 cents in electricity with the LEDs, the waste of the dead fixture far exceeds the savings.  So I got a prettier one that takes standard A15 bulbs so we can go with incandescent.
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Stupid LED light fixture
Stupid LED light fixture
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Fixture removed
Fixture removed
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New mounting bracket
New mounting bracket
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Pretty new track light!
Pretty new track light!
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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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In a storage shed a permanent light fixture is not always pretty and the small bulb I had to test it with will be replaced with more wattage. Wire strippers  have a small hole on the flat that is used to bend the stripped wire into a small J to hook around the screw, nice to know saves on the fingers.  The light switch does not need to control the plug in the same box.
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no light
no light
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light up
light up
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light working
light working
Staff note (Mike Haasl):

I hereby certify this BB complete! For those who follow in our footsteps, the "picture of installation midway through" would be nice if it showed the project a bit more "midway".

 
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I submit changing the fixture.  The old one produced too much heat and was buffeting us about the head.  The new one is much brighter.  Later we'll put a dimmer switch on it.

old lamp



No lamp



new lamp



new lamp in its new home and working!


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I hereby certify this BB complete!

 
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