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Articles about Switches

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.



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 Receptacles and a Light Switch


How do I wire a single pole switch, one light, and two receptacles for a bedroom? How to Install Electrical Wiring for Receptacles and Light Switches.



How To Wire a New Switch and Ceiling Light


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.



Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections


Electrical Wire Connections for a Dimmer Switch – Many times it is found that a white wire may be used for a switch leg which will carry current or electricity to the light fixture. If you discover this, make sure to identify the wire as a switched wire.



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.



Causes of Light or Switch Delay


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.



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.



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


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?



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.



How To Fix Light Switch Wiring


Is your light switch not working? Here is the testing method for checking light switches and wiring.



Wiring 3 Way Switches and Dimmer Switches


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



Electrical Wiring for Light Switches


The Difference Between Commercial and Home Electrical Wiring: In this example a commercial medical building has a 277/480volt system.



Causes of Inconsistent Voltage On a Circuit


Why is there inconsistent voltage on a lighting circuit? Possible causes of a Light Circuit with Incorrect Voltage.



Wiring a Time Switch for a Outside Light Fixture


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.



Adding a Dimmer Switch for Existing Lights


Selecting the Size and Type of Dimmer Switch for Existing Lights – The watt capacity or size of the dimmer switch should be greater than the total amount of connected watts from the light fixtures being controlled. Dimmer capacity typically starts at 600 watts.



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