How to Install and Repair Light Fixtures
Electrical Lighting Question I just bought a home and would like to wire a anti-rodent strobe light fixture and 3 outlets on the same circuit in my attic.
Electrical Lighting Question I'm selling my house. The new buyers had a home inspection, which turned up the following.
Electrical Lighting Question My question is, is it possible to have a electrical lighting system that can be operated with a Switch and a PIR?.
Electrical Lighting Question I have a really cool vintage motorcycle headlight that I want to make into an indoor lamp.
Electrical Lighting Question I have a fluorescent lights in our kitchen that quit working. I replaced the bulbs and the switch.
Electrical Lighting Question An electrician wired a single pole switch box to two ceiling flush mount fixture boxes. I can't figure out what they did to hook it all up now that I finished the room.
Electrical Lighting Question I have a new lamp and a light fixture that call for 100w Type A bulbs (the tube kind?). I would like to replace these with a standard shaped bulb.
Electrical Lighting Question I am trying to install a new, heavier wall light fixture to a junction box installed 30-40 years ago.
Electrical Lighting Question In the basement of my house there is a electrical circuit with a 15 amp circuit breaker and 14/2 wire which powers four lights, a deep freeze, a heat exchanger and four other outlets.
Electrical Lighting Question I manage a retail store with both fluorescent and track lighting. I replaced all the track lighting with CFL floods 6 months ago and 90% have now burned out.
Electrical Lighting Question I have two exterior lights wired to one switch inside the house. How can I make one of the light boxes energized all of the time? I want to wire a Motion detector with a security camera into the box.
Electrical Lighting Question When coming from a 12 ga wired receptacle to feed a ceiling light through a wall switch, can the wire from the receptacle to the light be 14 ga or must it too be 12 ga?.
Electrical Lighting Question I am stumped over a rather simple lighting circuit. I have 5 lights in line in a pole barn which are all on one circuit.
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The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
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The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets
Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency
Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included
Tests standard 3-wire outlets
Light indicates if wiring is incorrect
Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!
The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
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Generator Transfer Switch Using Circuit Breakers
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Replacing a 220 Volt Light Bulb with 120 Volt
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Ask an Electrician a Free Question
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Safety Guidelines For Light Fixture Projects
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Light Fixture Conversions and Electrical Safety
I want to convert a brand new hard wire fixture to a plug in - is this safe to do?
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