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Articles about Lighting

Replacing Recessed Lights with Pendant Light Fixtures


How to Prepare and Install Pendant light Fixtures: The whole recessed light fixture can would need to be removed which would reveal the 120 volt wiring with the white, black and ground wire.



Installing New Trims for Recessed Can Light Fixtures


How to Replace Recessed Light Trims: Commonly there are a wide range of trims that are available which most homeowners are not aware of.



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.



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.



How to Pass an Electrical Inspection for Recessed Lighting


Electrical Wiring Methods for Recessed Light Fixtures: Installing the Electrical Wiring, Terminating the Electrical Wire, Connecting the Wire to the Light Fixture.



Recessed Lighting Designs and Installation Factors


Installing Recessed Lighting: Factors to Consider when Choosing Recessed Lighting: I am installing recessed incandescent fixtures in a basement room with no ceiling insulation.



Installing Pot Lights


How to Install Recessed Pot Light Fixtures: Some types are constructed so that the insulation can come into contact with the fixture housing and there are others that give a specific distance based on the heat that will be produced and other factors.



Wiring 3 Way Switches and Dimmer Switches


How are 3-way switches wired? The Key to Wiring 3 Way Switch and 3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring, Key Wiring Configurations for 3 way Switch Wiring.



Wiring a Light Fixture to a GFCI Outlet


I added a spot light to an outside receptacle, checked for voltage before closing up box, now the light does not work, could it be the GFCI receptacle?



What Is Dual Outlet For Under Cabinet Lighting


What is dual outlet for under cabinet lighting. I need a fixture that is in the middle of a string of under cabinet lights.



Add a Switch and Connecting the Wires


How Can I Add a Light Switch to the Existing Circuits? Adding Light Fixtures and a Light Switch to Existing Circuit Wiring, The Most Common Mistakes When Adding an Additional Light Switch and How to Fix Them.



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.



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.



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.



Tips for Outdoor Christmas Lighting


Installing Outdoor Christmas Holiday Lights: Safe Practices for Installing Outdoor Christmas Lights.



Installing Outdoor Recessed Lighting


Selecting Outdoor Recessed Lighting Fixtures – The type of recessed light can itself will depend on the type of attic space you have, the type of insulation and the local energy codes in your area. The trim type should be rated for outdoor use. One trim you may consider is a shower trim where there is a tempered glass or plastic lenses mounted into a trim that has a gasket.



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