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Articles about Lighting

Kitchen Light Fixture Wiring


How to Connect the Wire When Replacing a Light Fixture that has Multiple Cables and Wires.



Can I install a larger size bulb in the light socket?


Can I use a different replacement light bulb in my light fixture? What will happen if put a larger bulb?



Should I use a Remote Switch or a Standard Dimmer Switch?


What is the purpose of using a Lightolier ZPR-3 remote switch? Can it be replaced with a standard residential light switch?



Recessed Can Lights Last Only a Few Months


Our recessed can lights are lasting only a few months while the living room lights have lasted five years.



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 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.



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…



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 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.



Digital Timer Switch Electrical Wiring Instructions


Ron in Oregon asks; How do I Wire a Timer Switch for Lighting: As described, the wiring will require four wires for the connections to the time switch.



Existing Light and Outlet Wiring


Debbie in Massachusetts asks: I have an existing light that is controlled by a switch, How Can I Extend the Wiring for a New Switched Outlet?



Identifying and Repairing Electrical Wiring


How to Identify Junction Box Electrical Wiring. A tester or meter may be used to identify the electrical wiring that may be found in the junction box.



How To Adjust Outdoor Flood Light Settings


How to Change the Settings for a Motion Detector Light: The Flood Light Time Duration Switch Settings.



How do I install a fixture box for my outside light?


There are a variety of fixture boxes that can be used for just about any wiring situation. If the 2×6 is directly at the desired location for the light fixture then…



Why Light Switches May Not Be Working


Why did my light switch stop working? The Most Common Problems with Light Switches and How to Fix Them. Wiring More Than One Light Switch in the Same Switch Box.



Why Home Lighting May Stop Working


How to Identify Light Circuit Problems – Often the problem is found in a ceiling light fixture junction box where heat from the light fixture travels up into the electrical wiring and causes the wiring to become brittle and connections may be affected and eventually burn apart.



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