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Articles about Switches

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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



The Right Way to Wire Three Way Light Switches


My outside light will not work unless the inside light is on, is this right? Lets review the Right Way of Wiring Three Way Light Switches, and discover a key factor that will help you.



Understanding 4 Way Switch Wiring


How Do You Wire 4-Way Switches? Wiring for three switch controlled locations it is necessary to install two 3-way switches.



Repair Wiring for Tandem Stack Switches


How Can I Replace an old Tandem Light Switch? How to Wire a Tandem or Double Switch.



Connecting Dimmer Switch Wiring


I installed a dimmer switch and now my lights in the bathroom will not come or the outlets will not work unless I go into my closet and turn on the light switch: How to Correct Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections.



Replacing and Wiring Three Way Switches


How to wire three way switches with wiring connections and wiring diagrams.



How To Install Three Way Dimmer Switches


Installing a Dimmer Switch: How to Install and Wire Dimmer Switches for Your Light Fixtures.



How to Test a Light Switch


How can I use a voltage tester to check a light switch? The Most Common Methods for Testing a Light Switch, Testing a Switch with a Continuity Tester, Testing a Switch with a Voltage Tester.



How to add a 4Way Switch


How to Add a 4Way Switch with Other Light Switches: I need help adding a 4-way switch in my home.



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