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Electrical Question: We wanted to put lights on the outside of our garage and it was not pre-wired.

We have looked at so many diagrams and read all sorts of stuff but cannot seem to find out whats going wrong.
Any suggestions?

Background: Tabatha, a Homeowner from Sanford, Florida.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Tabatha.

How to Wire Switches When Adding Light Fixtures

Application: Installing Outdoor Lights.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best Installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Tool Pouch of Electrical Tools, and Voltage Tester, Fiberglass Ladder.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience working with electrical wiring, the number of lights that will be replaced or installed and access to the light fixtures.
Precaution: Identify the lighting circuit or power source, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the electrical wiring and light fixture connections.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring for outdoor lighting should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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