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Articles about Outdoor Lighting


How To Wire a 24 Hour Time Switch

by Dave Rongey

Trying to install a 24 Hour Timer Switch, the single pole switch currently in the wall has the black wire from the “load” pigtailed and the red wire from the “line” goes to the other terminal on the single pole switch…


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Wiring for an Outdoor Light and Outlet

by Dave Rongey

Tom in Greendale, Wisconsin asks: How Can I Wire an Outdoor GFCI Circuit for Outlets and Lighting: Install an outlet on a lamp post near the driveway: GFCI Wiring Connections for Outside Outlet and Lighting


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Wiring a Photocell for an Outdoor Light Fixture

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Photocell Control to an Outside Light Fixture: Matching a Photocell to an Outdoor Light Fixture, Example for Wiring a 120Volt Photocell.


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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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Outdoor Lighting and GFCI Protection

by Dave Rongey

How to Protect Outdoor Lighting Fixtures with a GFCI Outlet: I have installed a low voltage outdoor lighting system in my home. The instructions say to plug it into an outdoor GFCI socket, but I do not have one.


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Motion Sensor Controlled Landscape Lighting

by Dave Rongey

Matt in Mound, Minnesota asks: How can I use a motion sensor to control my outdoor landscape lights? How to Use a Motion Sensor to Control Landscape Lighting, A Solution to Motion Controlled Landscape Lighting.


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PVC Conduit and Electrical Wiring For Outdoor Lighting

by Dave Rongey

How to Install Wiring for Outdoor Lighting: Planning Circuits and Switch Wiring for Outdoor Lighting.


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How To Set The Woods Outdoor Light Timer

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire an In-Wall Timer Switch for Lighting: With this lighting timer you will notice that it requires a white neutral wire which is needed for the timer to operate.


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Installing Electrical Wiring For Post Lights

by Dave Rongey

How to Install and Troubleshoot Wiring For Outdoor Post Lights: Checking the Wiring, Connections to the GFI, Post Light Wiring.


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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.


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Basic Light Fixture Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How to Install Electrical Wiring for Outdoor Light Fixtures – When installing electrical wiring for light fixtures its a matter of looping the wiring from light fixture to light fixture…


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Make Sure Your Outdoor Lighting Fixture Is Safe

by Dave Rongey

Installing Approved Outdoor Light Fixtures to Avoid Potential Problems


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Electrical Q-Site: from Carol

by Carol

Can I test my motion detector lights during the day time or do I have to wait until it gets dark?


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Outdoor Patio Low Voltage Lighting

by Dave Rongey

I have a paver patio with 3 foot columns and the patio has low voltage landscape lighting, the problem is I can’t find decent low voltage post type fixture…


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Outdoor Lighting For The Home

by Dave Rongey

Wire or cable type normally used here to feed such an outside light or if it would be ok in electrical plastic or metal conduit…


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Why Outdoor Flood Lights Go On and Off

by Dave Rongey

My outdoor flood light that is attached to the garage keep going off and on. It is on for about 10 minutes and off for about 20-30 minutes…


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