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Install Dusk to Dawn Fixture by the Front Door

Frank in Oklahoma asks: There is a switch by the front door that controls the outside lights. Should that fixture control the other two lights?

 

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Electrical Question: There is a switch by the front door that controls the outside lights. There is a fixture on the outside above the switch and 2 more fixtures on each side of the garage.

There is a switch by the front door that controls the outside lights. There is a fixture on the outside above the switch and two more fixtures on each side of the garage. I want to install a light sensor (Dusk to Dawn) fixture by the front door. Should that fixture control the other two lights? Secondly, the current fixtures call for 60 W bulbs. I put in 100 W LED. Is that OK? Thank you for your help.

This electrical wiring question came from Frank, a Handyman in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Additional Comments: Seems to be a very helpful website covering a multitude of electrical problems.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Frank.

Installing a Dusk to Dawn Light

Application: Install a Dusk to Dawn Light.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Dusk to Dawn Light, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Dusk to Dawn Light should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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