How to Wire a Light Fixture Circuit
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
Simple Mistakes That are Made When Wiring a Light Circuit and How to Avoid and Correct Them
Electrical Wiring for Light Fixtures
I’m really sorry I didn’t go with the recessed lighting.
I hope this makes sense to you.
This electrical question came from: John, from Sewell, New Jersey
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Thanks for your electrical question John
Simple Mistakes That are Made When Wiring and How to Avoid Them
- A very common mistake that homeowners make when installing electrical wiring is that they make the wiring connections in a series instead of parallel.
- When wiring in series the electrical power is routed through each light fixture or device which then creates resistance on the circuit.
- Parallel wring allows the full power of the circuit to be delivered to each light fixture or device.
Map out the circuit wiring and examine all the wiring connections to switches and light fixtures and rewire series wiring to be parallel connections.
Incorrect series wiring can damage devices because they are not getting full power which may overheat the device and it’s components.
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