An informative series about do-it-yourself lighting for the home that will reveal several options for improving your home lighting. This guide will help educate you about several options and styles available for your next home improvement project.
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Your Guide to Do-It-Yourself Lighting for the Home
Options for placing and installing recessed lighting Wall wash recessed lighting for a special room, Kitchen recessed lighting for a clean appearance, Above window recessed lighting brightens up the day, Hallway recessed lighting provides a safe passageway, Fireplace recessed lighting will add extra warmth and glow.
Under cabinet lighting will blend well with other lighting and provide a soft level of light to enhance your kitchen countertops and will balance the kitchen lighting and help to lighten up dark corners.
Step-by-Step Pictures Installation Guide Pre-wiring for under cabinet lights, Selecting the right under cabinet lights, Mounting Hardware for the under cabinet lights, Locating the under cabinet lights, Finished under cabinet light project.
Motion detector heads can be purchased and added to existing fixtures that have the appropriate fixture adapter cover. If you wish, you can build your own fixture just by selecting the compatible parts from your hardware store. Make sure all the parts are rated for exterior use.
Perfect for the Homeowner, Handyman,
Electrician and Building Inspector. Includes: Methods of Home Electrical Wiring Wiring Diagrams for Light Switches Wiring 3-Way, 4-Way and Dimmer Switches Installing Fluorescent Light Fixtures How to Make Your Own Light Fixtures ....and much more.
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Ed, from Henderson, Nevada asks:
I am hanging a light fixture with a single on / off switch to it. The box in the ceiling has a white, red, black and ground wire. I think it is set up for a ceiling fan, however, I am only hanging a light fixture which has two wires and a ground. Which wires do I use for the fixture coming from the ceiling?
Typically the Ceiling Fan wiring is as follows:
White Neutral, Black for the Ceiling Fan Motor, and the Red for the Light of the Ceiling Fan and the bare copper or Green for the Ground connection.
There is generally a separate switch for the fan and the light, and this is what you will have to verify and decide which type of switch control you would like or are limited to. This will also reveal which wire will be used for the new light fixture that will be replacing the ceiling fan.
How to Fix a Dusk to Dawn Light Fixture How to Repair a Dusk to Dawn or Motion Detector Light Fixture: The Security Light Fixture TEST Setting Functions, Replacing a Motion Detector Head on a Dusk to Dawn Fixture, How to Test a Photo Cell.
Godown Wiring Diagram Three Godown Wiring Methods and Godown Wiring Diagram: The Godown system may be wired using mechanical 2-pole switches.
Electrical Project Skill Level:
Beginner to Intermediate.
Electrical Tools Required:
Basic Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools, Non-Metal Step Ladder, and a Voltage Tester.
Depends on personal level of experience, ability to work with tools for install lighting fixtures, and the available access to the project area. Electrical Safety:
Identify the lighting circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials:
Electrical parts and materials for home lighting projects should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections:
Installing additional electrical wiring for lighting should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
This is a testing tool that 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.
This is great to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring, 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 UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect, Very handy and easy to use.
A wire stripping tool used 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.
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