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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.


Wiring a Single Pole Light Switch
I have single pole switch that turns on a fluorescent garage fixture.

This electrical wiring question came from: Juan, a Homeowner from Danville, CA
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Juan.

How To Wire Single Light Switches

Electrical Tips for Wiring Light Switches

Make sure the light switch is grounded when a ground wire is present.
Install light switches so that the orientation of the switch is up for on, and down for off.

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