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Articles about Switches

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.



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.



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.



Wiring Light Switches and Fixtures


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



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.



Wiring Switches for a Bathroom Fan Unit


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.



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.



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?



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.



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.



How to Replace a Kitchen Light Switch


Michelle in St. Petersburg, Florida asks: How to Replace a Kitchen Light Switch: Installing a Single Light Switch and Making the Wiring Connections.



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.



Installing a Dimmer Switch for a Track Light


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.



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