Dec 242011

Question by Toivo L: Why would power to a circuit be interrupted when screwing in a light bulb?
I recently had the light fixture off to painting a ceiling. I accidentally hit the wires together and caused a pop and spark, but it did not trip the circuit breaker. When I re-installed the fixture it no longer worked. I use a voltage detector and there is power flowing into the box, but when I screw in a light bulb, there no longer is any power flowing in.

What could cause this and how could I detect and fix it?
We have tried two different fixtures, so we know the fixture is ok. We have also tried multiple bulbs.

Best answer:

Answer by Ralfcoder
You may have:

damaged the fixture

broke the filament in the light bulb

reconnected everything incorrectly.

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