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Understanding Light Switch Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a Light Switch: I am trying to start the wiring for a switch to an overhead light.

Wiring a Light Switch

Electrical Question: I am trying to start the wiring for a switch to an overhead light.

Thanks Ron

This electrical wiring question came from: Ron, a Homeowner from Panama City , Florida.

Additional Comments: Awesome!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ron.

How to Wire a Light Switch

Application: Wiring Lighting Circuit and Light Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a Voltage Tester and a fiberglass ladder.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and work with the light circuit electrical wiring.
Precaution: Identify the panel lighting circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Modifying or installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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  1. luis e ruiz says:

    Please tell how soon you will make books about commercial and industrial electrical systems. I have your books about home electrical wiring, outdoor lighting, and solar landscape lighting, and the book about avoiding electrical mistakes with the wiring of electrical circuits. Thank you very much.