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Articles about Switches

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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Light Switch Wire Connections


How To Wire Single Light Switches – When wiring a single pole light switch that only has two screw terminals or two plug-in connections on the back and the terminal for the ground wire.



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.



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 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.



Why Light Switches May Not Be Working


Why did my light switch stop working? The Most Common Problems with Light Switches and How to Fix Them. Wiring More Than One Light Switch in the Same Switch Box.



Wiring Basement Light Fixtures


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.



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