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Checking Light Fixture Wiring Connections


I am adding more light fixtures, the new lights do not work, but the original light does work, what did I do wrong? Common Problems with Light Fixtures and Dimmer Switches and How to Fix Them.


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Converting a Fluorescent Light to an Electronic Ballast


I need advice about fluorescent ballasts replacements. I have 3×48″T12 lamps installed in a line: one 2 tube fixture,and a single tube fixture The lamp of the single fixture will not illuminate (even after changing the tube). Can a light fixture with a electronic ballast share the same circuit with a light fixture with a magnetic one?


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Safe Junction Boxes for Light Fixture Wiring


Mary in Florida asks: I started changing light fixtures in my apartment and there were no junction boxes. Isn’t that a code violation?


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Why Light Switches May Not Be Working


Why did my light switch stop working? The Most Common Problems with Light Switches and How to Fix Them. Wiring More Than One Light Switch in the Same Switch Box.


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Changed a Light Bulb Now Fixture Does Not Work


What caused a light fixtures to stop working after I changed the light bulb? Homes with old electrical wiring could experience problems that will require some electrical trouble shooting to locate the problem.


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How To Convert T12 to T8 Lighting Ballasts


How to Convert a T12 Fluorescent Light Fixture: Wiring a T12 Fluorescent Fixture for a T8 Energy Efficient Ballast, How do I convert T12 light fixtures to T8 electronic ballasts?


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Light Switch Wiring For A Garage


How to Install Garage Wiring: Installing electrical wiring for a garage to provide power for receptacle outlets, lighting and switches.


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Why Bathroom Light Fixtures May Not Work


How to Get Your Bathroom Lights Working – Start with the obvious, the light bulbs, then the light switch should be checked for power coming in and leaving up to the light fixtures, next this calls for some troubleshooting.


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Understanding Light Fixture Electrical Wiring


The Basics of Light Fixture Electrical Wiring: Electrical testers enable you to identify electrical circuits and help prevent the possibility of accidental electrical shock.


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New Lighting Trips Out Circuit Breaker


How to Calculate Lighting Circuit Electrical Load Capacity – Compare the total amount of watts from the original light fixture and what the total watts are of the new light fixtures. In a case where the circuit is overloaded the watts will either need to be reduced or a new circuit will be required.


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How to Wire for One or More Lights From One Switch


Wiring Diagrams for Light Fixtures and Switches – Wiring two light fixtures is the same as installing the wiring for one light


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Why a Converted Light Fixture is Now Dim


Possible Problems When Converting Light Fixtures


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