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Flickering Lights May Require a New Light Switch

May 16, 2017 by Dave Rongey

I have a light fixture that can be turned on/off by 2 different switches. Sometimes when I flip either switch, the light does not come on, or it flickers and then turns on…

How to Wire a Switch for a New Light Fixture

March 20, 2017 by Dave Rongey

How Can I Upgrade from One Switch for One Light to Two Switches for Two Lights? Adding a Light Switch and Fixture, The Wiring at the Existing Switch Box, Wiring for a New Under Cabinet Light Fixture.

Living Room Ceiling Light Not Working

January 28, 2017 by Dave Rongey

My living room pendant ceiling light isn’t working: Using a voltage tester to check for a light switch.

Electrical Wall Switch Variations

July 11, 2016 by Dave Rongey

What types of switches are available for a garbage disposal? Wiring switches for a Light and Garbage Disposal.

About Light Fixtures and No Ground Wire

May 18, 2017 by Dave Rongey

How to Install a Light Fixture without a Ground Wire, Electrical wiring in some older homes does not have a ground wire and and some older homes have ground wires that are bonded behind the electrical box.

Installing LED Under Cabinet Puck Lights

April 2, 2016 by Dave Rongey

How should I install an outlet for under cabinet LED lights? Installing an Outlet for Under Cabinet LED Lights.

Why a Home has Motors and Transformers Burning Up

March 21, 2016 by Dave Rongey

Why is this home burning up lighting transformers and motors? How Voltage Drop can Cause Problems with a Home Electrical System.

When a Fluorescent Light Ballast Needs to be Replaced

February 16, 2016 by Dave Rongey

Does My Fluorescent Light Ballast Need to be Replaced? The Most Common Problems with Fluorescent Light Ballast and How to Fix Them.

How To Wire A Photocell To Control A Light Fixture

October 14, 2016 by Dave Rongey

How do I to wire a photocell to a light fixture? A photocell can be used to control outdoor lights when installing into the electrical wiring as described here.

How I Repair a Bathroom Light Fixture that Shorted Out

February 10, 2016 by Dave Rongey

How can I fix a light fixture that shorted out and will not come on? Guide for Repairing a Bathroom Light Fixture Problem.

Wiring a Switch for a Light Fixture

January 11, 2016 by Dave Rongey

How can I identify light switch wiring? Light switch wiring for light fixtures, wiring diagrams about wiring light switches.

Control Two Outdoor Light Fixtures with a Motion Detector

January 5, 2016 by Dave Rongey

How can I have a motion sensor light also control another light fixture? How to Control Two Light Fixtures with a Motion Detector, Guide to Controlling Two Outside Light Fixtures, Electrical Wiring Modification for Controlling Outdoor Lighting.

Why Christmas Lights Make the Outlet Trip Off

December 16, 2015 by Dave Rongey

Why do my Christmas lights keep tripping the outlet outside of my house? Common Problems that Cause Christmas Lights to Turn Off.

Installing Dimmers for 3 Way and 4 Way Switches

October 22, 2015 by Dave Rongey

How can I wire a 3way dimmer switch to one of the switch locations? Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections, Installing Multiple Dimmer Switches, Types of 3Way and 4Way Dimmer Switches.

How To Wire a New Switch and Ceiling Light

February 2, 2017 by Dave Rongey

How do I wire the new switch using power from the existing power line to turn on and off the new ceiling light? Wiring a New Switch from an Existing Power Source.

How To Repair Your Light Fixtures

September 20, 2015 by Dave Rongey

Susan from Illinois asks: How Can I Fix a Light Fixture that Stopped Working? Electrical Tips for Repairing Light Fixtures, Troubleshooting Methods used to solve problems with Lights and Switches.

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