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Articles about Lighting

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.



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.



Wiring for a Ceiling Light Fixture


How to Wire a Light Fixture with a Blue Wire, Orange Wire, and White Wire: Wiring a light fixture with a black and white wire.



How To Fix Outdoor Light Problems


How do I fix an outdoor light that is not working right? How to Repair Outdoor Light Problems, Typical Light Fixture Problems to Look for.



Christmas Holiday Lights and Voltage Considerations


How to Check The Voltage Specifications of Your Christmas Lights and LED Lights and Avoid Problems



Why Your Christmas Lights Go Off


How to Get Your Christmas Lights Working: Why Strands of Christmas Lights Do Not Work and How to Fix the Problem.



Why Christmas Lights Make the Outlet Trip Off


Why do my Christmas lights keep tripping the outlet outside of my house? Common Problems that Cause Christmas Lights to Turn Off.



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.



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.



Bathroom Light Switch Problems


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



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.



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.



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.



Installing LED Under Cabinet Puck Lights


How should I install an outlet for under cabinet LED lights? Installing an Outlet for Under Cabinet LED Lights.



Replace MR16 Bulbs with MR16 LED Bulbs in a Track Light


I am looking to buy MR16 LED bulbs to replace the existing halogen MR16 in some track lighting. However, I noticed the existing halogen (6) bulbs are 24 volt, not the typical 12 volt.



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