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Articles about Lighting

How to Fix a Dusk to Dawn Lighting Problem


How to Fix a Dusk to Dawn Lighting Problem with a new lamp: The Most Common Problems with a CFL Dusk to Dawn Fluorescent Light and How to Fix Them.



Fluorescent Lighting Problems and How To Fix Them


How to Fix Fluorescent Lighting Problems: The Most Common Problems with Fluorescent Lighting and How to Fix Them, Troubleshooting Problems with Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures.



Wiring a Photocell for an Outdoor Light Fixture


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



Wiring Pendulum Lights For A Creative Application


How to Make Light Fixture Wiring Connections: The electrical junction box provides a safe enclosure for the wire connections, and it also provides a way to anchor the fixture, which usually the fixture has a plate or canopy that covers the opening of the fixture box.



Why Light Switches May Not Be Working


Why did my light switch stop working? The Most Common Problems with Light Switches and How to Fix Them. Wiring More Than One Light Switch in the Same Switch Box.



Why Do Lights Stop Working?


Our garage lights both worked fine, now they don’t work, what happened? Electrical Problems That May Cause Garage Lights to Stop Working.



Control Two Outdoor Light Fixtures with a Motion Detector


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.



Low Voltage Yard Lights Not Working


Why do my low voltage yard lights turn off 2 or 3 hours after turning on?



Locating and Installing Pot Lights


Guidelines for Installing Pot Lights: Locating and positioning recessed pot lights will depend on a few factors as described here, you should begin with the end in mind, That is what “look and feel” would you like? Once this decision is made then you can take these other factors into consideration.



Electrical Troubleshooting Lights that Flicker or Dim


How to Identify the Cause of Flickering or Dim Lights:Our lights have been getting dim and flickering, sometimes worse than the others, why is this happening? The Most Common Causes of Flickering Lights and Dim Lights.



Controlling Outside Lights with Motion Detector Sensors


How to Control Outside Lights with a Motion Detector: Wiring a Motion Detector to Control Lights, Wireless Method for Controlling Outdoor Lighting.



Checking Light Fixture Wiring Connections


I am adding more light fixtures, the new lights do not work, but the original light does work, what did I do wrong? Common Wiring Problems with Light Fixtures and Dimmer Switches and How to Fix Them.



How to Fix a Dusk to Dawn Light Fixture


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



Wiring for an Outdoor Light and Outlet


How Can I 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



Light Fixture Circuit Wiring


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



Converting a Fluorescent Light to an Electronic Ballast


I need advice about fluorescent ballasts replacements. I have 3×48″T12 lamps installed in a line: one 2 tube fixture,and a single tube fixture The lamp of the single fixture will not illuminate (even after changing the tube). Can a light fixture with a electronic ballast share the same circuit with a light fixture with a magnetic one?



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