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Articles about Outdoor Lighting

Install Wiring for an Outside Light

Updated: January 20, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

Armando in New Jersey asks: We are going to install an outside light with conduit. Can We use MC cable (BX cable )inside the conduit?



Wiring for an Outdoor Light and Outlet

Updated: December 28, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Tom in Greendale, Wisconsin asks: 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



How To Adjust Outdoor Flood Light Settings

Updated: April 26, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

How to Change the Settings for a Motion Detector Light: The Flood Light Time Duration Switch Settings.



My Post Light has a Damaged Cable, Can I install Low Voltage Lighting

Updated: April 18, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Lisa in Ohio asks: I have a post light with a damaged UF cable. Can I install low voltage lighting to the undamaged end of the UF wire the post light?



How do I install a fixture box for my outside light?

Updated: March 19, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

There are a variety of fixture boxes that can be used for just about any wiring situation. If the 2×6 is directly at the desired location for the light fixture then…



Outdoor Lighting and GFCI Protection

Updated: September 28, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

How to Protect Outdoor Lighting Fixtures with a GFCI Outlet: I have installed a low voltage outdoor lighting system in my home. The instructions say to plug it into an outdoor GFCI socket, but I do not have one.



How To Fix Outdoor Light Problems

Updated: May 14, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

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.



PVC Conduit and Electrical Wiring For Outdoor Lighting

Updated: March 12, 2014 by: Dave Rongey

How to Install Wiring for Outdoor Lighting: Planning Circuits and Switch Wiring for Outdoor Lighting.



Installing Electrical Wiring For Post Lights

Updated: September 5, 2013 by: Dave Rongey

How to Install and Troubleshoot Wiring For Outdoor Post Lights: Checking the Wiring, Connections to the GFI, Post Light Wiring.



Electrical Wiring for Post Lights

Updated: February 18, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

Electrical Wiring and Fixture Checks for Post Lights: I have a post light that isn’t working. There is power coming through the post wires.



Why Outdoor Flood Lights Go On and Off

Updated: August 26, 2011 by: Dave Rongey

My outdoor flood light that is attached to the garage keep going off and on. It is on for about 10 minutes and off for about 20-30 minutes…



Outdoor Lighting For The Home

Updated: August 26, 2011 by: Dave Rongey

Wire or cable type normally used here to feed such an outside light or if it would be ok in electrical plastic or metal conduit…



Outdoor Patio Low Voltage Lighting

Updated: August 25, 2011 by: Dave Rongey

I have a paver patio with 3 foot columns and the patio has low voltage landscape lighting, the problem is I can’t find decent low voltage post type fixture…



Electrical Question about Wiring an Outdoor Pole Light Fixture

Updated: July 3, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

would be OK to use in-house wiring from the GFI to the light on the pole…