How to change in floor light bulb (pictures includes)


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Old 03-28-20, 05:37 PM
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How to change in floor light bulb (pictures includes)

Hey guys I have in floor lights in my house and some are starting to get dim. I want to replace the bulbs but canít figure out how. Was able to pry one from the floor by removing the silicone but that didnít answer any questions. I am trying to upload a picture but it appears to be unsuccessful. Here is the link to the picture https://photos.app.goo.gl/Kt8YzBAYr4j75TMj6
 
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Old 03-28-20, 07:13 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

You can follow this link for picture posting information...... How-to-insert-pictures.

Floor lights aren't very common and the ones I've worked on had three small screws to remove the front lens. Looking at yours my first thought is that the insert lens comes out. My second thought is that the top is screwed to the barrel.

Is that threaded under your thumb ?
Are they any manufacturers ID's or markings on the fixture ?
Check the wire end.
 
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Thank you for the warm welcome and quick response. I have added a few more pictures. Right under the lip area you see a horizontal line with no threads. At the base you see the power cable as well as a few screws that seem to be holding the housing together. There is a sticker on it but faded and cannot make out the manufacturer :-(. I believe I followed your instructions correctly to upload pictures, hopefully they will display.

Base
Horizontal line
Sticker

 
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Old 03-29-20, 11:42 AM
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When you follow my posting instructions..... your pictures are stored directly here.... not to a hosting site like google photos.

That label is unreadable.
How about removing the three screws from the bottom of the fixture ?
 
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Old 04-11-20, 03:25 PM
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So it took me a week or two but finally got those three screws out. On the inside is a white plastic place that cannot be unscrewed, but does turn clockwise and counter clockwise. Tried to remove with more than slight force but all it did was turn. Link to picture included.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rreVKdsADhMSHqX87
 
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Old 04-11-20, 03:36 PM
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The lights look like LEDs to me. If they are, then there may be nothing to replace and you might have to replace the entire fixture.

I also have never seen floor lights indoors.
 
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Old 04-11-20, 03:48 PM
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In a previous picture I see a 12-2 (yellow) NM-b cable go into the bottom of the fixture.
That wiring in your latest picture doesn't look like the same.
If it is..... then the top of the light must still separate as there needs to be a way to connect the wiring.

In floor lights are as rare as in floor receptacles because once they are in.... they're in.
 
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Thank you for the quick responses. I believe there is a hologen bulb inside, these fixtures are from 2009 and when lit they do give off a bit of heat, that I would not expect from LED. I have very little experience so could be completely wrong.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/pQAqAkC1N1LKf1NbA
The yellow wiring turns into what you see in the last picture. Donít see anywhere to unscrew the top. Could that foggy lens at the top possibly unscrew? I donít feel any movement between that lens and housing.

If there was any manufacturer information then at least would have a starting point.

Any ideas on what I could try next?
 

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