Articles about Lighting
Multiple Motion Detectors for Light Fixtures
Can Two Motion Detectors be Used to Control Outdoor Flood Lights? How to Wire Multiple Motion Detectors for Outside Lighting.
CFL and LED Lighting Upgrades
Can I safely replace a 60watt incandescent light bulb with a CFL or LED Lamp? Replacing Light Bulbs with CFL or LED Lights.
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.
Timers and Light Switch Wiring
Wiring a Light Switch – I’m trying to replace a single pole light switch with a timer light switch in a box that also has another single pole switch going to another light: How to Wire a Timer Switch for Lighting.
3 Way Switch Wiring Problem
3 Way Switch Wiring – How to Avoid the Confusion about 3 Way Switch Wiring when your replacing a set switches and something went wrong and now the lighting is all messed up
How To Wire a New Switch and Ceiling Light
How do I wire the new switch using power from the existing power line to turn on and off the new ceiling light? Wiring a New Switch from an Existing Power Source.
Wiring Two Outside Motion Lights to One Light Switch
How to Wire Two Outside Motion Security Light Fixtures: The Most Common Wiring Connections for Two Outdoor Light Fixture.
Install Dusk to Dawn Fixture by the Front Door
There is a switch by the front door that controls the outside lights. Should that fixture control the other two lights?
Installing Exterior Recessed Lights
Is it a good idea to install exterior recessed lights while a new home is being built? The Best Time to Install Exterior Recessed Lights.
Energy Savings Controls for Outdoor Lighting
How can a photocell be used to control outside lights? Control Different Types of Outdoor Security Lighting so they Come On Automatically and Save Money on Your Electric Bill.
Identifying The Cause Of a Dimming Light Circuit
What is causing my lights to be dim? How to Identify and Fix the Cause of Dim Lights, Dim Lights may be a Indication of an Electrical Problem, How to Check Electric Circuit Wiring.
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.
Recessed Light Conversion Kit and Task Lighting
Why Recessed Light Conversion Kits May Be Better than Installing New Light Fixtures: How to Convert a Light Fixture for More Light and Energy Savings.
Electrical Wiring for Outdoor Christmas Lights
How can I control my Christmas lights from a switch? How to Wire a Switched Outlet to Control Your Christmas Lights, The basics for installing a switch controlled outlet for Christmas holiday lights.
Why a Home has Motors and Transformers Burning Up
Why is this home burning up lighting transformers and motors? How Voltage Drop can Cause Problems with a Home Electrical System.
Timer Control for Outdoor Christmas Lights
How can outdoor holiday lights be wired on a grounded timer into a GFCI receptacle? How to Put Outdoor Christmas Lights on a Timer Switch.