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Articles about Lighting


Fluorescent Lighting Problem and Repair Checklist

by Dave Rongey

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


Electrical Question about Outdoor Dusk to Dawn Light Fixtures

by Dave Rongey

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.


Add a Switch and Connecting the Wires

by Dave Rongey

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.


Digital Timer Switch Electrical Wiring Instructions

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Timer Switch for Lighting: As described, the wiring will require four wires for the connections to the time switch.


Replacing Recessed Lights with Pendant Light Fixtures

by Dave Rongey

How to Prepare and Install Pendant light Fixtures: The whole recessed light fixture can would need to be removed which would reveal the 120 volt wiring with the white, black and ground wire.


Recessed Lighting Designs and Installation Factors

by Dave Rongey

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


Common Problems With Light Switch Wiring

by Dave Rongey

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


How To Configure a Solar Panel and Battery System

by Dave Rongey

The Basics for Designing A Solar Panel System – The solar panels will need to be selected and located based on the type of exposure to the sunlight. The storage batteries will need to be calculated using the same type of factors as well.


Electrical Wiring With Hazardous Potential

by Dave Rongey

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.


Wiring a Ceiling Fan and Recessed Lighting

by Dave Rongey

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.


Electrical Wiring for Closet Light Fixtures

by Dave Rongey

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.


Outside Lighting Wiring Diagram

by Dave Rongey

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.


Replacing a Halogen Lighting Transformer

by Dave Rongey

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.


Guide to Longer Lasting Light Bulbs

by Dave Rongey

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.


How to Make Safe Home Made Light Fixtures

by Dave Rongey

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


Planning and Installing Lighting for a Horse Barn

by Dave Rongey

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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