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Light Fixture Outside Adapter socket doesn't work.

The adapter socket Im referring to is the kind that you can screw a light bulb into the top of it and has two AC female plugs on the side and this adapter socket screws into any lamp or in my case my outside light on the side of my garage. The outside light bulb does go on it works fine. When I screw this adapter socket into it and screw into it the light bulb the bulb does not light up. I took the adapter socket and tried it inside of my house on a lamp and it works fine with a light bulb screwed into it. I went back to Lowes and exchanged the adapter socket and tried the whole procedure over again and the same thing happened. The adapter socket worked fine on the lamp in my house but would not work outside.

Extremely frustrating and confusing. Hope I explained this clearly.

Thanks for any help.

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How is the outside light turned on, with a switch or is it controlled by something else like a sensor?


The outside light is turned on by an indoor switch. There are two of them one on each side of the garage.


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I got it working. A gentleman from another website suggested I pull up on the center contact of the fixture and it worked.

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