Articles about Switches
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.
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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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?
Tags: 3way switch, 3way switches, air compressor switch, Bathroom, bathroom light, ceiling light, light in a light switch, lighted equipment switch, lighted light switch, lighted switch, occupancy switch, pilot light switch, switch wire, wire a new circuit
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.
Chadwick in Petaluma, California asks: I replaced the switch with a new switch, now the pantry light works, but the range light fan doesn’t.
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.
Tags: electric codes for wiring, electrical wiring, how to electrical, how to wire a ceiling light and switch, light fixture, light switch, switch for light fixture, wall switch, wire a wall switch, wiring diagram
Switch wiring and the junction box: How to Wire Light Switches and Light Fixtures.
Sam in Vancouver Canada asks: Will my existing lights work with a new LED light fixture? Adding a Non Dimmable LED Light Fixture.
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.
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.
Tags: dimmer problem, dimmer switch and led light, dimmer switch not working, electrical wiring, how to electrical, how to fix a dimmer problem, led light problem, regular light and led light, replaced led light bulb, replacing light bulbs, two switches for led light
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.
Tags: dimmer switch, electric wiring, electrical question and answer, electrical wiring, home electrical, how to electrical, how to electrical wiring, how to wire a switch, light switch, lost power, single pole switch, switch wiring, troubleshoot switch, wall switch, wiring light switches
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.
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.
Tags: bathroom fan switch, circuit switch wiring, exhaust fan and light switch, how to electric, wire exhaust fan switch, wiring a single switch, wiring bath exhaust fan, wiring exhaust fan switch, wiring two switches
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.
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.
Tags: black wire, control for outside lights, electric wiring, electrical question, how to wire time switch, light fixture, outdoor light timer, outside lights, red wire, timer switch, wire time switch
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.