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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 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.



Adding Electrical Wiring for a Closet Light


How to Installing Electrical Wiring for a Closet Light Fixture – Wiring can be extended through a light switch to a light fixture as long as it is done according to code.



Installing a Dimmer Switch for Existing Fixtures


How do I Replace a Switch with a Dimmer Switch for my Light Fixtures? Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections for Light Fixtures.



Changing a Fluorescent Light Fixture Ballast


My Florescent Light Went Out, How Do I Replace the Light Fixture Ballast? How to Make Your Fluorescent Light Fixture Last Longer and Avoid Burning Out the Expensive Ballast.



Adding Recessed Light Fixtures


I want to add some recessed lights, how should they be wired to the existing light fixture? Installing Electric Wiring for Additional Recessed Light Fixtures.



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.



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