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Converting a Fluorescent Light to an Electronic Ballast


I need advice about fluorescent ballasts replacements. I have 3×48″T12 lamps installed in a line: one 2 tube fixture,and a single tube fixture The lamp of the single fixture will not illuminate (even after changing the tube). Can a light fixture with a electronic ballast share the same circuit with a light fixture with a magnetic one?



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.



Wiring a Light Fixture to a Switched Outlet


I want to install a light in a ceiling to control by a switch that controls a plug. How to Install a Light in a Ceiling that is Controlled by a Wall Switch that Operates an Outlet.



Electrical Wiring for Light Fixtures


I took power from an outlet using a 14-2 wire to a single pole switch, capped the whites, from the switch I ran 14-2 to a flood light, but it does not work. How to Install Wiring for Light Fixtures: Methods for Wiring Light Fixtures.



Why Fluorescent Lamps May Not Be Bright


My kitchen fluorescent lights have dimmed down to the point where we can barely see that there’s electricity even getting to them…



Installing and Testing Dusk to Dawn Light Fixtures


I just installed a 150w dusk to dawn light fixture and it wont light up: How to Install the Electrical Wiring for a Dawn Outdoor Light Fixture.



Why Do Lights Stop Working?


Our garage lights both worked fine, now they don’t work, what happened? Electrical Problems That May Cause Garage Lights to Stop Working.



How To Wire A Photocell To Control A Light Fixture


How do I to wire a photocell to a light fixture? A photocell can be used to control outdoor lights when installing into the electrical wiring as described here.



Is a Hot Light Switch Safe?


The Importance of Sizing Dimmer Switches for Light Fixtures: All dimmer switches are rated according to the number of watts that are being controlled. The most common size dimmer switch is 600 watts



How To Fix Light Fixtures


Tips for Fixing Light Bulbs That Will Not Light Up in Most Any Light Fixture: This handy tip works for just about any light fixture.



Replacing a Fluorescent Light Fixture


Can I replace a fluorescent light with a magnetic ballast with a florescent light fixture without a ballast? I am replacing an old fluorescent ballast with a energy saving electronic ballast.



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 Install Wiring for Garage Lighting


How Can Add a Light Fixture to the Existing Light? Electrical Wiring for Additional Light Fixtures.



How To Move A Light Fixture To A New Location


I want to move the light fixture that is currently in my dining room to another area. How to Move a Light Fixture.



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.



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.



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