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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
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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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Here is my submission for my FIrst Electricity BB.   Sand - Install/Replace a permanent AC Light Fixture

To document the completion of the BB, I provide the following:
1 - a picture of the current location that needs a new light fixture (I installed this light several years ago and recently, it stopped working so I'm going to replace it.  Originally, I purchased two 2-packs of this light and installed three so I had a matching spare.
2 - a picture of the electric box with wires - fixture removed
3 - a picture of the installation midway through
4 - a picture of the finished installation with the light turned on

Edit: added photo of just the wires and electrical box.
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So frustrating to flip the switch and still have darkness
So frustrating to flip the switch and still have darkness
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Damaged Fixture Removed - awaiting new fixture
Damaged Fixture Removed - awaiting new fixture
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Installation in Process
Installation in Process
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Light :)
Light :)
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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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Some things with electricity here in the Netherlands are a little different from the USA. We have 220 Volts, other colours of wires (and they even changed throughout the years, so they don't match now), and other way to fix the wires. But I think this will be OK for a BB.
This lamp shade I made many years ago as a gift to my parents for their (then new) weekend cabin. Now, after about 40 years, my mother (now 90) decided not to go there anymore. The cabin (trailer) will be demolished. First we (the children) removed everything still usable. One of the things I took from there was the lamp. I cleaned and repaired it to hang it in my bedroom. There was no light at the ceiling there.


Switched off current


This was in the ceiling


This is the lamp


Almost finished. It works!


Finished! And it can be switched off too

Photos of even more steps can be seen here (if you're allowed at this secret part of the forums): https://permies.com/t/40/147677#1190764
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hopefully these photos work. The one with me processing pork is from october. The light is going to be at the top right of the door in the photo. The other three photos are from today.
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Light fixture will be to the right of the door.
Light fixture will be to the right of the door.
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light plate for mounting
light plate for mounting
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Light plate in wall.
Light plate in wall.
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Light installed and light turned on.
Light installed and light turned on.
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