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Outdoor Lighting and GFCI Protection


How to Protect Outdoor Lighting Fixtures with a GFCI Outlet: I have installed a low voltage outdoor lighting system in my home. The instructions say to plug it into an outdoor GFCI socket, but I do not have one.



How To Wire a 24 Hour Time Switch


Trying to install a 24 Hour Timer Switch, the single pole switch currently in the wall has the black wire from the “load” pigtailed and the red wire from the “line” goes to the other terminal on the single pole switch…



Wiring For A Light Switch and Outlet


Wiring a Switch for a Light and Outlet: Plan your wiring accordingly so you can make all these connections. Two examples have to do with ceiling fans, but the same applies to any regular light fixture.



Why Dusk to Dawn Fixtures Go On and Off


What would cause a dusk to dawn light fixture to turn on and off? How to Test Outside Motion Light Fixtures for the sensitivity of the motion detector.



Adding a Light Fixture to a 3 Way Switch


3 Way Switch Wiring Diagrams: There are wiring modifications which would allow you to accomplish what you are trying to do, however the specific 3-way switch method that you now have must be identified.



How To Safely Rewire a Light Fixture


What is the right way to rewire a light fixture? Here are some Helpful Tips for Rewiring a Light Fixture.



Will CFL Lamps Work With Dusk To Dawn Fixtures


Why Dusk To Dawn Light Fixtures and CFL Lamps Will Not Work



Light Fixture Wiring and the Spare Red Wire


How to Connect the Red Wire for a Ceiling Light Fixture: The Red Wire in the Ceiling Fan or Light Fixture Wiring.



4 Way Switch Wiring for Light Fixtures


Could you give me a four-way switch wiring diagram or schematic of a properly wired light set up for the following? Easy to Understand 4 Way Switch Wiring Diagrams to Get Your Four Way Switches Working.



Installing Ceiling Light Fixtures


How are the wires connected for a new light fixture? How to Make the Wire Connections for Light Fixtures.



Electrical Wiring for Closet Light Fixtures


How to Install Closet Lighting – This method of lighting for a closet is fine because the fluorescent light fixture provides an area that is approved for making the wiring connections and bonding the ground wire to the frame of the light fixture.



Why Track Lights Get Hot


I wired a track light but it is hot around the light is that common? Track Light Heads and High Heat Problems



Light Fixtures and Three Way Switches


How to Wire a Light Fixture to a 3-Way Switch: The easiest way to add another light fixture is to connect the additional light to an existing lighting fixture that is controlled by the three ways switches.



Wiring a Wall Switch to a Light


How to Add Electrical Wiring for a Wall Switch for a Light Fixture



Light Switch Grounding and Position


How to Locate the Ground Screw and Positioning The Switch – The ground wire must be attached to the ground screw on the light switch. The ground screw location may be different with different brand switches.



How to Install Wiring for a Ceiling Light Fixture


Electrical Wiring Diagrams for Installing a Ceiling light in a Living Room. A ceiling box should be installed and the converted cable from the wall receptacle can be installed up to the new ceiling light fixture.



Power for Three Way Switches


Wiring 3-Way Switches: I have developed a comprehensive,step-by-step guide designed to walk you through the identification and wiring of your 3-way switches.



Electrical Wall Switch Variations


What types of switches are available for a garbage disposal? Wiring switches for a Light and Garbage Disposal.



Wiring a Switch for a Light Fixture


How can I identify light switch wiring? Light switch wiring for light fixtures, wiring diagrams about wiring light switches.



Fluorescent Light Fixtures with Hot Socket Wires


Why do fluorescent light socket wires getting hot? Why Fluorescent Light Fixtures may have Hot Socket Wires.



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