New LED lights only work in one of the chandelier sockets


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Old 07-06-20, 08:20 PM
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New LED lights only work in one of the chandelier sockets

If you can see obviously the brightest one is one of the LED lights and above there is another but not lit and one of my old incandescent lights lit. All sockets work and so do all bulbs, but LED's only work in the one socket. Strange? Anyone know why?

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Old 07-06-20, 08:29 PM
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It looks like a single feed to that chandelier and we assume it's 120v.
That would leave the sockets.
Possibly the center pin is pushed in and the LED bulbs aren't hitting it.
You may be able to power down and carefully pull the center contact out.
 
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Old 07-07-20, 01:15 AM
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Thanks pj. I played with them a bit more, looks like the sockets are just dirty or something. I read lime somewhere is good. Sound good? How about some wd40? I've got that
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Old 07-07-20, 05:02 AM
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The shape of some LED bulbs bottoms out on the sockets of some light fixtures so you can't screw them in far enough. Don't use chemicals or oil. Start by bending up the center tab or pin at the bottom of the socket a little more.
 
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Old 07-07-20, 05:07 AM
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Agree with the shape problem. The base of the bulb bottoms out on the rim of the socket before it makes contact with the center contact in the socket.
 
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Make sure that the power is off when doing this.
Also be gentle often they snap off easily.
 
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Old 07-10-20, 02:26 PM
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I cleaned all the sockets out now only 3/6 of th hold a bulb. The bulbs and sockets all seem to work though, but how would you hold a bulb in? Is there some electrically conductive compound I can put in there to hold em tight?
 
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Old 07-10-20, 07:44 PM
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If you are saying that now 3 out of 6 sockets are working correctly..... you have two choices.
1) Replace all the sockets.
2) Use the incandescent bulbs with a dimmer.

Newer LED replacement bulbs do not always fit into a socket correctly.
 
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Old 07-10-20, 07:48 PM
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No, all sockets work, but now the issue is the bulbs not fitting but I hope you're right about led bulbs not fitting and my sockets are fine. I'll just find some guitar string or some thin wire to help tighten them in there
 
 

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