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Articles about Switches

How to Install a Dimmer Switch in a Kitchen


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.



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


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.



How to Wire Outlets and Lights for a Room


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.



Troubleshooting Light Switch Wiring


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.



Troubleshooting Wires to the Light Switch


How to Wire Light Switches: The types of Circuit Wires Typically Found in a Switch Box and How They are Connected, To Get Your Light Switches Working it is helpful to understanding that a light switch is basically the switching of a the power source as explained here with the help of Wiring Diagrams for Light Switches.



Wiring Basement Light Fixtures


I wired my basement so all the lights operate from one switch but the switch does not operate the lights and the lights just stay on. What did I do wrong? Installing Basement Electrical Wiring for Lights and a Switch.



Rewiring a Light Switch that Feeds Another Light Switch


I replaced the switch with a new switch, now the pantry light works, but the range light fan doesn’t. How to Change the Wiring of a Light Switch.



LED Lights and Dimmer Switches


LED Lighting and Dimmer Switches – Most dimmer switches can be adjusted to enable the full range of lighting control.



The Key to Wiring Three Way Switches


My three way switches do not work right, how can I fix this? The key to wiring three way switches, Identifying the electric wiring.



Wiring a Combo Switch Outlet


How Can I Replace a Garbage Disposal Switch with a Combination Switch? How to Wire a Combo Switch Outlet, Wiring a Combo Device Switched Outlet or Half Hot Outlet, How to Convert a Switched Outlet.



Dimmer Switch Wiring and 3-Way Switches


How to Wire Dimmer Switches and 3Way Switches: Electrical Tips about Wiring 3Way Dimmers and Switches.



What To Do About a Warm Dimmer Switch


Why Dimmer Switches May Be Warm or Hot: How to Select the Right Dimmer Switch for Your Light Fixtures.



Install a Switched Outlet to Control a Lamp


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.



Occupancy Sensors 3-Way and 4-Way Switches


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.



Installing Dimmers for 3 Way and 4 Way Switches


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.



Wiring a Dimmer Switch for New Lights


How can I wire a dimmer switch for light fixtures? How to make the Electrical Connections when Wiring a Dimmer Switch.



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