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Ceiling Fan Works but Not the Light

by Dave Rongey

Henry in Tennessee asks: I recently installed a ceiling fan with a light. Both the fan and the light are dimmable. When I follow the instructions the fan will come on but the light will not.


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Should I use a Remote Switch or a Standard Dimmer Switch?

by Dave Rongey

Eric in Florida asks: What is the purpose of using a Lightolier ZPR-3 remote switch? Can it be replaced with a standard residential light switch?


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How Can I Light Up a Dark Hallway at Night for my Child?

by Dave Rongey

Ashley in Kansas asks: I have a 6 year old who is terrified to walk down the dark hallway at night to get to the bathroom. I wanted to switch out the 3-way switch for a 3-way dimmer switch so I can leave the light on but dimmed so the whole hallway is illuminated.


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Electric Wiring for AFCI in a Home

by Dave Rongey

Brian in Michigan asks: Can residential circuits dedicated to lighting with AFCI light switches share neutrals with other dedicated lighting circuits with AFCI light switches?


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How To Wire a New Switch and Ceiling Light

by Dave Rongey

How do I wire the new switch using power from the existing power line to turn on and off the new ceiling light? Wiring a New Switch from an Existing Power Source.


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Replacing Ceiling Light Fixtures with Ceiling Fans

by Dave Rongey

How can I replace two ceiling light fixtures with two ceiling fans that also have a light kit? How to Wire Ceiling Fans and Wall Switches.


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Bathroom Light Switch Wiring Diagrams

by Dave Rongey

Where do all the wires connect to a light switch? Electrical Wiring for a Bathroom Light Switch with Wiring Diagrams.


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Wiring a Ceiling Fan with Other Lights and Outlets

by Dave Rongey

How can I connect a ceiling fan to my home wiring? Switch Box Wiring for a Ceiling Fan and Outlets, Ceiling Fan Circuit Wiring, Wiring a Ceiling Fan with a Shared Circuit.


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Electrical Wall Switch Variations

by Dave Rongey

What types of switches are available for a garbage disposal? Wiring switches for a Light and Garbage Disposal.


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Troubleshooting Light Switch Wiring

by Dave Rongey

I just changed a light switch and lost power to my outlets, what did I do wrong? How to Check Light Switch Wiring Connections, Common Light Switch Wiring Problem and Solution.


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How To Wire A Photocell To Control A Light Fixture

by Dave Rongey

How do I to wire a photocell to a light fixture? A photocell can be used to control outdoor lights when installing into the electrical wiring as described here.


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How To Wire Two Light Switches

by Dave Rongey

How Can I Wire Two Light Switches to Control One Light Fixture? How to Fix Light Switch Wiring and Three Way Switches, The Key to Wiring Light Switches, Three Way Switches and Four Way Switches.


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Wiring a Switch for a Light Fixture

by Dave Rongey

How can I identify light switch wiring? Light switch wiring for light fixtures, wiring diagrams about wiring light switches.


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How To Repair Your Light Fixtures

by Dave Rongey

Susan from Illinois asks: How Can I Fix a Light Fixture that Stopped Working? Electrical Tips for Repairing Light Fixtures, Troubleshooting Methods used to solve problems with Lights and Switches.


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Installing a Dimmer Switch for Existing Fixtures

by Dave Rongey

How do I Replace a Switch with a Dimmer Switch for my Light Fixtures? Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections for Light Fixtures.


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Testing Electric Light Switches

by Dave Rongey

Can a Light Switch Leak Voltage? Light Switch Circuit, Voltage Tester Readings and Explanations.


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