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Installing X-10 Controls For Lighting

I have a single light switch that controls 10 – F40T12 drop in 4 bulb fluorescent light fixtures.

Can I Use a Wireless Remote Switch to Control My Lights?
Background: Michael, a Homeowner from Drumright, OK.
Question: I have a single light switch that controls 10 – F40T12 drop in 4 bulb fluorescent light fixtures that, due to a large piece of furniture placed in front of the switch, I cannot easily access it anymore.

Thank you very much.

Additional Comments: Looks great! Hope it works!

Dave’s Reply:
Application: Installing Controls For Lighting.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Thanks for your electrical question Michael.
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