Failing to ground a light fixture. Help

I asked my husband to turn a brass boat prop into a hanging light fixture. It doesn't seem to be Grounding because the light is very dim. Any ideas?

sorebigtoe2 days ago

If this light is being run over mains you will definitely need to have a ground/earth for your safety. I would urge you to consult an electrician straight away.

Ground has nothing to do light output - on mains power that is.
If running on battery power "ground" would usually be negative.
In case you are dealing with mains power I strongly suggest to have the lamp checked by someone qualified ;)

Yonatan244 days ago

Wait... The light is very dim because it isn't grounded properly? I'm not sure that makes sense. Safety first!