How To Fix Outdoor Light Problems


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How do I fix an outdoor light that is not working right? How to Repair Outdoor Light Problems, Typical Light Fixture Problems to Look for.


Outdoor Light Fixtures

Electrical Question: How do I fix an outdoor light that is not working right?

Any help would be great!
Additional Comments: I love what I see here, I have been looking for an hour for advise, this is where I stopped.

Dave’s Reply: Thanks for your electric wiring question Mike.
Background: Mike, a Handyman from Princeton, Minnesota.

Repair Outdoor Light Fixture Problems

Application: Troubleshooting a Problem with an Outside Light Fixture Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with hand tools and electrical troubleshooting skills.
Precaution: Identify the lighting circuit, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wiring or inspections.

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