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Articles about Switches


Wiring Light Switches and Fixtures

By Dave Rongey

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


How to Test a Light Switch

By Dave Rongey

How can I use a voltage tester to check a light switch? The Most Common Methods for Testing a Light Switch, Testing a Switch with a Continuity Tester, Testing a Switch with a Voltage Tester.


How to add a 4Way Switch

By Dave Rongey

How to Add a 4Way Switch with Other Light Switches: I need help adding a 4-way switch in my home.


Wiring Basement Light Fixtures

By Dave Rongey

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.


Wiring 3 Way Switches and Dimmer Switches

By Dave Rongey

How are 3-way switches wired? The Key to Wiring 3 Way Switch and 3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring, Wiring Configurations for 3 way Switch Wiring.


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