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Articles about Lighting

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.



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.



Installing Dimmers for 3 Way and 4 Way Switches


How can I wire a 3way dimmer switch to one of the switch locations? Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections, Installing Multiple Dimmer Switches, Types of 3Way and 4Way Dimmer Switches.



How To Wire Switches for a Chandelier Light Fixture


Wiring Connections When Hanging a Chandelier Light Fixture: With most home lighting fixtures the wiring colors are black, white and a bare or green ground wire for the light fixture and the wiring from the electrical junction box, however there may be a few wire color combinations to be aware of.



Bathroom Light Switch Problems


How to Know if a Light Switch Needs to be Replaced – Here is how to Check



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.



What Size Light Bulb Is Safe For Fixtures?


Light Fixtures Light Sockets Lamps and Light Bulbs: Guide for Selecting the Right Size Light Bulb, CAUTION: Installing the Wrong Size Light Bulb Can be Dangerous!



Flickering Lights May Require a New Light Switch


I have a light fixture that can be turned on/off by 2 different switches. Sometimes when I flip either switch, the light does not come on, or it flickers and then turns on…



When a Fluorescent Light Ballast Needs to be Replaced


Does My Fluorescent Light Ballast Need to be Replaced? The Most Common Problems with Fluorescent Light Ballast and How to Fix Them.



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.



Installing Three Way Dimmer Light Switches


How to Install One or Two 3-Way Dimmer Switches: I have 4 kitchen ceiling lights that are currently controlled by two 3-way switches. I’d like to add a dimmer.



I Replaced my 3way Switches Now My Lights Dont Work


I replaced my old 3-way switches with new ones and now the 2 hallway lights only work when one of the switches is on/active (this is not the switch in which the hot wire is located).



Using Correct Light Bulbs for Your Light Fixture


I changed a Light Bulb and now we Smell Burning Plastic, What Should We Do? Replacement Light Bulbs for Light Fixtures.



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