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Articles about Lighting

Electrical Question from Mike about Adding Lights


Question: I have track lighting installed..Hampton bay track and lights. I want to add a small hard wired light to hang from the track down over my kitchen island.



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.



Rewiring a Wall Switch for a Light Fixture


How can I connect a switch to one light and two receptacles? How to Rewire a Light Switch that Controls a Wall Outlet.



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.



Replacing an Older Light Fixture


I am at my daughter’s home and she has asked me to replace the light fixture above her kitchen sink: How to Update Older Light Fixture Wiring.



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.



Adding Recessed Lights to a Bedroom Outlet Circuit


Is it acceptable to use the circuit supplying the bedroom receptacles for new recessed Lighting fixtures in the same room?



Cause of Bathroom That Lost Power to Light and Outlet


How to Troubleshooting and Repairing Bathroom Electrical Wiring: Bathroom Light Switch and power outlet quit working: What is the problem? They are on the same circuit as the downstairs bathroom those still work.



Converting a Fluorescent Light to Energy Efficient


How to Convert a Fluorescent Light Fixture from Magnetic Ballast and T12 Lamps to Electronic Ballast and T8 Lamps: Electronic Ballast, Replacement Lamps, Lamp Sockets, Fluorescent Light Color Options, Procedure to Convert the Light Fixture Ballast and Lamps.



Fluorescent Lighting Problem and Repair Checklist


How to Identify and Repair a Fluorescent Light Fixture: Troubleshooting Checklist for Repairing a Fluorescent Light Fixture



Why Recessed Can Lights Turn On and Off


What is causing our recessed light to go on and off all by itself? How To Fix Recessed Flush Lights that Turn On and Off.



How I Repair a Bathroom Light Fixture that Shorted Out


How can I fix a light fixture that shorted out and will not come on? Guide for Repairing a Bathroom Light Fixture Problem.



Installing Electrical Wiring For Post Lights


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



How To Wire a Outdoor Sensor for a Security Light


How is the wiring connected for the motion sensor for a outdoor security light? Wiring a Outdoor Security Light Fixture: How to Replace an Outdoor Light with a Security Light, Typical Wiring Connections for a Security Light Sensor.



How Can I Light Up a Dark Hallway at Night for my Child?


I have a 6 year old who is terrified to walk down the dark hallway at night to get to the bathroom. I wanted to switch out the 3-way switch for a 3-way dimmer switch so I can leave the light on but dimmed so the whole hallway is illuminated.



Low Voltage Yard Lights Not Working


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



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