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Articles about Lighting


Light Fixture Circuit Wiring

By Dave Rongey

How to Make Electrical Wiring Connections for Home Light Fixtures: Typical Wiring Mistake with Light Fixture and How to Fix It.


Why Dusk to Dawn Fixtures Go On and Off

By Dave Rongey

What would cause a dusk to dawn light fixture to turn on and off? How to Test Outside Motion Light Fixtures for the sensitivity of the motion detector.


Wiring for an Outdoor Light and Outlet

By Dave Rongey

How to Wire an Outdoor GFCI Circuit for Outlets and Lighting: Install an outlet on a lamp post near the driveway: GFCI Wiring Connections for Outside Outlet and Lighting


Wiring a Photocell for an Outdoor Light Fixture

By Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Photocell Control to an Outside Light Fixture: Matching a Photocell to an Outdoor Light Fixture, Example for Wiring a 120Volt Photocell.


How to Fix a Dusk to Dawn Light Fixture

By Dave Rongey

How to Repair a Dusk to Dawn or Motion Detector Light Fixture: Security Light Fixture TEST Setting Functions, Replacing a Motion Detector Head on a Dusk to Dawn Fixture, How to Test a Photo Cell.


Why Did my Puck Lights Stop Working?

By Dave Rongey

Why did my under cabinet puck lights stop working? Troubleshooting a Puck Light Problem.


Installing and Testing Dusk to Dawn Light Fixtures

By Dave Rongey

I just installed a 150w dusk to dawn light fixture and it wont light up: How to Install the Electrical Wiring for a Dawn Outdoor Light Fixture.


Flickering Lights May Require a New Light Switch

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

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

By Dave Rongey

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


Electrical Wall Switch Variations

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

By Dave Rongey

How can I wire switches and light fixtures when there is no ground wire? How to Install a Light Fixture without a Ground Wire.


Installing LED Under Cabinet Puck Lights

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

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

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

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.


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