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September 4, 2017

My kitchen lights went out with a loud pop. The circuit breaker looks fine. I reset and checked all the GFI outlets which were fine, but reset those too. Do LED lights pull more wattage than average lights? Do they need a different type of switch? I have both LED and regular bulbs in kitchen. Help.

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September 5, 20170 found this helpful

If your light popped and made a loud noise this is more than likely your light bulb. When an LED light goes out it can make a loud popping noise. I would replace the LED light in my kitchen.

As for an LED light needing a different circuit or switch the answer is no. They use the same fixtures and switches as the older model light bulb.

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September 5, 20170 found this helpful

The additional lights (non LED) are also not working after the pop.

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September 6, 20170 found this helpful

Good job troubleshooting. To answer you questions:
1. Led lights actually use less wattage, so yes your existing circuits are fine.

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2. If you have reset your breaker & the outlets; chances are that you need to replace all the bulbs that don't work. - if you want to check & see if there is possibly a problem in the circuit try the bulbs in another location that is working properly. If they aren't burnt out when tried in another circuit then you probably do have a problem like a short. In that case find an electrician to be safe.

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November 25, 2018

I have a light in my front door hallway and it stopped working. The switch for it is by the switch for the outside light and they still work. What could be wrong?

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November 25, 20180 found this helpful

You could have a 3 way switch. The hallway portion doesnt work and the porch light does.

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YouTube videos are good for teaching you how to fix this.

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November 25, 20180 found this helpful

The switch could have a broken wire or something could have broken off on the underside of the wall switch. I know it can be an easy fix if you are skilled in electrical things. I always call pro. I am afraid of diy electrical projects! Safely first in my world!

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August 3, 2013

My son put up a ceiling light for me, while he was doing it he got a spark. Now my bathroom and hallway lights don't work. I have turned the breakers on and off, but they still haven't started working.

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