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Failing to ground a light fixture. Help Answered

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?

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

3 years ago

put that bulb in another lamp. Is it brighter

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

Reply 3 years ago

test 2: remove fixture from its location, connect it to a pigtail plug (cut an extension cord for this) . Do Not touch it while plugging in. Does it light well?

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Cravinsalt
Cravinsalt

Reply 3 years ago

Thanks toga Dan. He got it working!!!

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

Reply 3 years ago

cool. What was the problem?

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

3 years ago

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

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

Reply 3 years ago

+1.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

3 years ago

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 ;)

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

Reply 3 years ago

+1.

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sorebigtoe
sorebigtoe

3 years 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.