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Articles about Switches

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.



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.



Installing Two 3 Way Dimmer Switches


Is it possible to have two three way dimmer switches? How to Make Two 3-Way Dimmer Switches Work Together.



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 Light Switches and Fixtures


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



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.



Adding a LED Light Fixture with a Dimmer Switch


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



How to Replace a Dimmer Switch With a Single Switch


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.



I Want to Install a Dimmer Switch in My 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.



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.



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.



Locating Power for New Switch Wiring


How to Locate a Power Source for a New Light Switch: Why an Existing Light Switch Might Not Work as a Power Source.



Replacing a Dimmer With A Light Switch


How To Replace a Dimmer Switch with a Light Switch: Wiring a Light Switch to Replace a Dimmer Switch.



Replacing a Light Switch and Changing the Wiring


Dina in Maryland asks; 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 Fix LED Light and Dimmer Switch Problems


Steve in Washington DC asks; 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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