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

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.


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

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?


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I Want to Install a Dimmer Switch in My Kitchen

By Dave Rongey

I want to install a dimmer switch in my kitchen. My Electrical box has a switch with one black wire one red wire going to same side of switch.


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Rewiring a Light Switch that Feeds Another Light Switch

By Dave Rongey

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


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How To Wire a New Switch and Ceiling Light

By Dave Rongey

How do I wire the new switch using power from the existing power line to turn on and off the new ceiling light? Wiring a New Switch from an Existing Power Source.


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Wiring Light Switches and Fixtures

By Dave Rongey

Switch wiring and the junction box: How to Wire Light Switches and Light Fixtures.


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Adding a LED Light Fixture with a Dimmer Switch

By Dave Rongey

Will my existing lights work with a new LED light fixture? Adding a Non Dimmable LED Light Fixture.


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Install a Switched Outlet to Control a Lamp

By Dave Rongey

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.


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How to Fix LED Light and Dimmer Switch Problems

By Dave Rongey

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.


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Troubleshooting Light Switch Wiring

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.


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How to Wire Outlets and Lights for a Room

By Dave Rongey

Can lights and wall outlets be on the same circuit? Planning the Electrical Wiring When Adding a Room, Electrical Wiring for a Bedroom Light and Outlets.


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Wiring Switches for a Bathroom Fan Unit

By Dave Rongey

How are Switches wired for a Bathroom Light and New Exhaust Fan Unit? Wiring Switches for a Bathroom Light and Exhaust Fan Unit, Wiring Two Devices from Separate Circuits on One Switch.


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Installing a Dimmer Switch for a Track Light

By Dave Rongey

Do I need an expensive electronic low voltage dimmer for my track lighting? Considerations When Installing a Dimmer Switch for a Track Light Fixture. Resources for how to wire a dimmer switch.


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Wiring a Time Switch for a Outside Light Fixture

By Dave Rongey

How can I replace a wall switch with a time switch for my outside lights? How to Wire a Timer Switch for Outdoor Lights, The Most Common Wire Colors and Connections for a Time Switch and How to Connect Them.


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Installing Dimmers for 3 Way and 4 Way Switches

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.


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Replacing a Light Switch and Changing the Wiring

By Dave Rongey

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.


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