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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.



How to Wire a LED Conversion Bypass Light


I am installing a Ballast Bypass T8 LED Light, How should I change the light fixture wiring for a LED Bypass Conversion lamp?



Install Wiring for an Outside Light


We are going to install an outside light with conduit. Can We use MC cable (BX cable )inside the conduit?



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.



Motion Sensor Controlled Landscape Lighting


How can I use a motion sensor to control my outdoor landscape lights? How to Use a Motion Sensor to Control Landscape Lighting, A Solution to Motion Controlled Landscape Lighting.



Why a Lamp Holder or Socket May Not Be Working


What could be the problem with a light socket that is not working? How to Repair a Lamp Holder and Why a Lamp holder May Not Work, Here are a few things that I have found that will prevent a light socket or lamp holder from working.



Wiring Hallway Lights and Switches


How to Wire and Control Light Fixtures in a Long Hallway: Circuit Amperage for Long Hallways and Several Light Fixtures, Wiring Switches for Hallway Light Fixtures, Installing Switches or Occupancy Sensors, Setting the Occupancy Sensor Time Delay,



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.



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