Led ceiling fixture


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Old 11-10-21, 06:16 PM
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Led ceiling fixture

I shut off the breaker and removed the old light. When I installed the led light the breaker had no effect on it. It would not shut off when the switch was on.
 
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Old 11-10-21, 08:35 PM
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It would not shut off when the switch was on.
Ok........ usually when the switch is on.... the light will be on.

Do you mean when the switch is off the light stays on ?
Does it get dimmer when the switch is turned off ?
 
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Old 11-15-21, 03:55 AM
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February? On

Switch on , breaker off. Light still on.
 
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Old 11-15-21, 05:20 AM
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Light must be on a different circuit.
 
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Turn off all breakers, then turn on just one at a time (leave the breaker supplying the LED off, and light switch on). You may find one where the LED comes on. Look for mis-wiring or a defect in appliances connected to that breaker. That's where I would start.

After all, if the LED lights up, it must be getting power from somewhere. If you can find out where, then you can figure out how.
 
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'Switch on, breaker off, light still on' tells me you have the wrong breaker.

Time to back up a couple of steps. First, find the correct breaker. (PS Label that breaker too!)
 
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Old 11-15-21, 06:13 PM
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Wrong

Breaker off. Switch on. Original light off. Breaker untouched. Led does not follow suit.
 
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Old 11-16-21, 03:28 AM
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There has to be source of power, as mentioned above you need to flip more breakers until you find the one that shuts that light off.
 
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I have never seen this but I think it is possible.
So take the below with a grain of salt.

Could be there is ghost voltage on this line and it is strong enough (amperage) to power the LED.

When one AC wire runs beside another wire it induces a voltage into the second wire.
Usually when this happens the voltage is much lower than in the AC wire also the induced wire has very low amperage.
So with an incandescent bulb it shuts off because there is not enough amperage but with a LED there may be enough amperage to power it. but I am grasping at straws here,.

 
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Old 11-22-21, 05:21 AM
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Interesting

Now we're getting somewhere.
 
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Old 11-22-21, 06:06 AM
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Put an incandescent bulb back in and see if the switch and breaker work as it should. if it does then what Manden suggested may in fact be correct.
Does the LED light up to full brightness? That's important because I have a similar situation. My front hall light will always have a soft glow when the switch is off. Although there are no other power lines near that fixture. It takes very little power to excite an LED light.
 
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My front hall light will always have a soft glow when the switch is off
A device with no neutral connection: a dimmer, a photocell, or a lighted switch can pass enough voltage to light up an LED bulb. Putting one incandescent bulb in such a circuit will stop the LEDs from glowing even if there is more than one fixture on the circuit controlled by the same switch.
 
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Old 11-22-21, 06:59 AM
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In my case the soft glow doesn't bother me. Plus, the light has only a one bulb fixture and is controlled by a Lutron programable switch.
 
 

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