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Converting a Fluorescent Light to an Electronic Ballast

by Dave Rongey

Wayman in Canada asks: 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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Changed a Light Bulb Now Fixture Does Not Work

by Dave Rongey

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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Checking Light Fixture Wiring Connections

by Dave Rongey

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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Why Light Switches May Not Be Working

by Dave Rongey

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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Light Switch Wiring For A Garage

by Dave Rongey

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

by Dave Rongey

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

by Dave Rongey

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

by Dave Rongey

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 Convert T12 to T8 Lighting Ballasts

by Dave Rongey

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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How to Wire for One or More Lights From One Switch

by Dave Rongey

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

by Dave Rongey

Possible Problems When Converting Light Fixtures


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Safe Junction Boxes for Light Fixture Wiring

by Dave Rongey

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


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