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Articles about Lighting

Electrical Question about Outdoor Dusk to Dawn Light Fixtures


How to Fix a Dusk to Dawn Lighting Problem with a CFL Lamp: The Most Common Problems with a CFL Dusk to Dawn Fluorescent Light and How to Fix Them.


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Digital Timer Switch Electrical Wiring Instructions


Ron in Oregon asks; How do I Wire a Timer Switch for Lighting: As described, the wiring will require four wires for the connections to the time switch.


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Fluorescent Lighting Problem and Repair Checklist


How to Identify and Repair a Fluorescent Light Fixture: Troubleshooting Checklist for Repairing a Fluorescent Light Fixture


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Add a Switch and Connecting the Wires


How Can I Add a Light Switch to Existing Circuits? Adding Light Fixtures and a Light Switch to Existing Circuit Wiring, The Most Common Mistakes When Adding an Additional Light Switch and How to Fix Them.


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Will CFL Lamps Work With Dusk To Dawn Fixtures


Why Dusk To Dawn Light Fixtures and CFL Lamps Will Not Work


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Electrical Wiring for Closet Light Fixtures


How to Install Closet Lighting – This method of lighting for a closet is fine because the fluorescent light fixture provides an area that is approved for making the wiring connections and bonding the ground wire to the frame of the light fixture.


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Why Track Lights Get Hot


I wired a track light but it is hot around the light is that common? Track Light Heads and High Heat Problems


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How to Make Safe Home Made Light Fixtures


Making Home made Light Fixtures: Is it safe to use 18 gauge lamp cord for a home made light fixture?


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Recessed Lighting Designs and Installation Factors


Installing Recessed Lighting: Factors to Consider when Choosing Recessed Lighting: I am installing recessed incandescent fixtures in a basement room with no ceiling insulation.


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Common Problems With Light Switch Wiring


How to Connect Light Switch Wiring: Fully explained pictures and wiring diagrams about wiring light switches describing the most common switches.


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Electrical Wiring With Hazardous Potential


How to Install Electrical Wiring the Safe Way – Some electrical equipment requires a separate dedicated 220 volt circuit that is not shared with any other device or equipment.


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Wiring a Ceiling Fan and Recessed Lighting


How to Wire a Ceiling Fan and Recessed Lighting – The power source should connect to one of the three wires leading up to the ceiling fan which the ceiling fan should connect with.


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Outside Lighting Wiring Diagram


How to Install Wiring for Outdoor Lighting – A separate dedicated circuit may not be necessary or required. Outside lights may be controlled by motion detectors and photo cells, switched from one or more locations.


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Replacing a Halogen Lighting Transformer


The Key to Transformer Power Supplies – Watts or VA – this is the load or the amount of watts that will be required for all of the lamps or bulbs that will be used or part of the light fixture(s) that will be connected to the power supply.


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Guide to Longer Lasting Light Bulbs


Here are a few tips for longer lasting recessed can light, and other light bulbs as well – These are the types of light bulbs that are best for ceiling fan light fixtures because of the constant vibration that is produced by the fan motor.


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Planning and Installing Lighting for a Horse Barn


How to Plan and Installing Lighting: Each light fixture has its own unique type and quality of light that will be produced, Photo metrics will show the different type of light that will be produced and will be determined by several factors including the height of the fixture.


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