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Articles about Lighting

Dimmer Switch Controls for Stage Lighting


How to Calculate Lighting Loads for Sizing Dimmer Controls – The actual electrical load that is required for each circuit of lighting will need to be determined in order to establish the type and size of dimmer control that would be best for the stage lighting.



Outside Lighting Wiring Diagram


How to Install Wiring for Outdoor Lighting – A separate dedicated circuit may not be necessary or required. Outside lights may be controlled by motion detectors and photo cells, switched from one or more locations.



Installing Power for Outdoor Landscape Lighting


How to Install Electrical Wiring for Outdoor Lighting – Home Lighting articles that cover outdoor lighting, recessed lighting, under cabinet lighting, lighting terminology and more.



Basement Electrical Wiring for Outlets and Switches


How to Install Basement Electrical Wiring – Electrical Wiring Diagram for Basement Lights and Outlets – Fully Explained Photos and Wiring Diagrams for Basement Electrical Wiring with Code Requirements for most new or remodel projects.



Why A Bathroom Light Fixture May Make Noise


How to Check Noisy Light Fixtures – Fixture noises are not common, look for these problems – The noise may be cause by expansion and contraction of the fixture parts due to heat being produced while the fixture is on.



Installing 3-WayDimmer Switches for CFL Fixtures


How to Install 3-Way Dimmer Switches – Yes you can purchase compatible 3-way dimmer switches that will work with your compact fluorescent bulbs.



How To Wire Light Switches with Diagrams


Wiring Light Switches the Easy Way: Fully explained pictures and wiring diagrams about wiring light switches describing the most common light switches



Adding a Dimmer Switch To a Ceiling Light


How to Wire a Dimmer Switch For a Ceiling Fixture – 3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring Diagram. Fully explained 3 way dimmer switch wiring diagram will take the mystery out of wiring a 3-way dimmer switch.



Why Track Lights May Stop Working


How to Know What Causes Lights to Not Work – Installing high watt lamps that are not specified for the track light head. Each light head or compatible light fixture attached to the track light has a bulb size, type and watt limitation



How to Wire for One or More Lights From One Switch


Wiring Diagrams for Light Fixtures and Switches – Wiring two light fixtures is the same as installing the wiring for one light



Identifying Light Fixture Wiring


How to Test Light Fixture Electrical Wiring Connections – It is best to identify the wiring using a voltage tester because of the different methods used for wiring light fixtures.



Replacing a Halogen Lighting Transformer


The Key to Transformer Power Supplies – Watts or VA – this is the load or the amount of watts that will be required for all of the lamps or bulbs that will be used or part of the light fixture(s) that will be connected to the power supply.



Help With 4 Way Switch Wiring


How to Wire a 4 Way Switch – Here are some fully explained 4 way switch diagrams. 4-way switches are a convenient way to operate lighting fixtures from three or more locations. You will notice that the electrical wiring adds additional wiring to the same principles of 3-way switching.



Guide to Longer Lasting Light Bulbs


Here are a few tips for longer lasting recessed can light, and other light bulbs as well – These are the types of light bulbs that are best for ceiling fan light fixtures because of the constant vibration that is produced by the fan motor.



Is Your Foreign Made Light Fixture Safe?


What to Check on Foreign Made Light Fixtures to See if They are Safe – The wires are smaller because most of the foreign made light fixtures are made to operate on 220 volts. Double check your wire gauge because 18 or 20 gauge sounds very small.



Planning and Installing Lighting for a Horse Barn


How to Plan and Installing Lighting: Each light fixture has its own unique type and quality of light that will be produced, Photo metrics will show the different type of light that will be produced and will be determined by several factors including the height of the fixture.



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