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Articles about Switches

Troubleshooting Light Switch Wiring

Updated: January 26, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

I just changed a light switch and lost power to my outlets, what did I do wrong? How to Check Light Switch Wiring Connections, Common Light Switch Wiring Problem and Solution.

How Can I Have a Light Switch that Has a Light In the Switch?

Updated: January 14, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

Ted in New York asks: I have a ceiling light in my bathroom with two 3way switches. I want to add some sort of a light Or lighted switch that would be on when the bathroom light is on, how can I wire this?

Rewiring a Light Switch that Feeds Another Light Switch

Updated: January 1, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

I replaced the switch with a new switch, now the pantry light works, but the range light fan doesn’t.

Replacing a Light Switch and Changing the Wiring

Updated: December 22, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Dina in Maryland asks; How do I connect the wires when replacing my light switches? How to Replace a Light Switch and Make the Wiring Connections, Identifying the Wiring, Connecting the Wiring for Your New Switch.

Wiring Light Switches and Fixtures

Updated: December 13, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Dale in Michigan asks; How to Wire Light Switches and Light Fixtures. Switch wiring and the junction box.

How to Fix LED Light and Dimmer Switch Problems

Updated: December 2, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Steve in Washington DC asks; I replaced my 100 watt incandescent flood bulbs with 9 watt LED lights now they do not work. Common Problems with Dimmer Switches and LED Light Bulbs.

How to Replace a Dimmer Switch With a Single Switch

Updated: November 21, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Richard in Rhode Island asks: I want to replace a dimmer switch with a single throw switch. The dimmer switch has a black and white wire and a ground wire.

Installing Two 3 Way Dimmer Switches

Updated: November 12, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Coryin Anderson Indiana asks: Is it possible to have two three way dimmer switches? How to Make Two 3-Way Dimmer Switches Work Together.

Install a Switched Outlet to Control a Lamp

Updated: November 5, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Annie in Iowa City Iowa asks: I wired a switched outlet for a lamp and the fixture smoked, what did I do wrong? Identify the Electrical Circuit Before Wiring, Switched Outlet Wiring Diagram.

Adding a LED Light Fixture with a Dimmer Switch

Updated: November 5, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Sam in Vancouver Canada asks: Will my existing lights work with a new LED light fixture? Adding a Non Dimmable LED Light Fixture.

How to Replace a Kitchen Light Switch

Updated: October 15, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Michelle in St. Petersburg, Florida asks: How to Replace a Kitchen Light Switch: Installing a Single Light Switch and Making the Wiring Connections.

Replacing a Dimmer With A Light Switch

Updated: August 20, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

How To Replace a Dimmer Switch with a Light Switch: Wiring a Light Switch to Replace a Dimmer Switch.

Causes of Light or Switch Delay

Updated: April 23, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Why is there a time delay when I turn on a light switch? Why a Light Fixture or Switch May Have a Delay When Turning On.

Installing Dimmers for 3 Way and 4 Way Switches

Updated: April 18, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

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.

How Can I Light Up a Dark Hallway at Night for my Child?

Updated: April 16, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Ashley in Kansas asks: I have a 6 year old who is terrified to walk down the dark hallway at night to get to the bathroom. I wanted to switch out the 3-way switch for a 3-way dimmer switch so I can leave the light on but dimmed so the whole hallway is illuminated.

Occupancy Sensors 3-Way and 4-Way Switches

Updated: April 16, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

How do I wire a motion a sensor to control lights? How to Wire 3-Way and 4-Way Occupancy Sensors to replace existing 3-way switches.

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