Lighting Installation & Repair

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Power at Switch and Outlet, but Lights Won’t Work

It's usually a problem at a junction box.

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How to Create a DIY Pantry Light

Let there be light... in your pantry.

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How to Install an Automatic Light Switch

Use a timer or motion sensor to control illumination.

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Make a Stairwell Safer with Automated Lighting

A motion sensor/timer combo can make your stairs much safer.

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How to Install Puck Lights

Before looking for a way to install puck lights you must first know what they are.

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How to Install a Double Switch Light

Installing a double light switch offers double the convenience.

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How to Install Recessed Lighting

Add chic, minimalistic lighting to your home with this recessed-lighting installation guide.

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Fluorescent Lighting Q and A Part 2

Q. I replaced one tube in a two-tube incandescent light fixture. Both tubes now are very dim and flicker.

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What to Do when Drywall Spackle Cracks when It Dries

Mend those eyesore wall cracks in a few easy steps.

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Using a Notched Trowel

Notched trowel is used to "comb" adhesives and setting materials onto various surfaces before tiling.

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How to Install Recessed Shower Lights

Installing recessed shower lights can be an improvement to a dim shower area.

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6 Steps to Installing a Toggle Switch

There are many advantages to installing a toggle switch.

A trio of modern silver pendant lights hanging over a counter in a kitchen.
How to Hang a Pendant Light

Pendant add effective lighting and appeal to your work space

A modern lighting fixture casting shadows on the ceiling.
6 Common Home Lighting Mistakes

Read up on these lighting faux pas you could be making right now.

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How to Replace a Lamp Socket

Don't throw it out! Repair it instead.

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Troubleshooting Fluorescent Lights that Do Not Light

They're still around in offices and old homes.

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How to Update Recessed Light Fixtures

It couldn't be easier to update your recessed lights.

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How to Wire an HPS Ballast

HPS ballasts are used for many outdoor lighting applications.

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Recessed Lighting Q and A

Q. My husband installed recessed lighting in the kitchen.

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Save Money with Energy Efficient Lighting

Energy-efficient lighting is one of the most cost-effective options available.

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Install Track Lighting

Track lighting can add a dramatic effect to any room.

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Safely Install Different Light Switches

Replace or install electric light switches of all kinds.

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How to Install a Light Fixture

Advice that will save time, money and effort for your light fixture installation project.

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Troubleshooting a Built-in Light Fixture Switch

Most light fixtures that you have in your home are operated using a switch.

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4 Benefits to a Dimmer Light Switch

A dimmer light switch provides adjustable voltage to a light fixture.

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How to Repair a Chandelier

Having a chandelier makes for a great addition to the home.

A room with vaulted ceiling lighting.
4 Tips for Installing Vaulted Ceiling Lighting

The wrong vaulted ceiling lighting can work against you.

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4 Drop Ceiling Lighting Options

Drop ceiling lighting comes in many different varieties, styles and materials.

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Reasons to Install Shallow Recessed Lighting

Shallow recessed lighting is a great option for homeowners.

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3 Tips for Troubleshooting Three Way Switch Wiring

After completing three-way switch wiring, it sometimes happens that the connection fails.

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How Does a Lamp Ballast Work?

Fluorescent and high-intensity lights use lamp ballasts to illuminate the gas filled bulbs.

Ceiling lights.
How to Wire Ceiling Lights

Wiring ceiling lights is an easy project.

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Light Installation: From Single to Double Mount

We take you step by step for an update on an old light fixture.

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2 Tips for Converting 230v Power

Convert power for differing needs and foreign current.

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T8 Fixture Installation for Garage Lighting

Light up your garage space with an additional t8 fixture.

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How to Make Your Own Recessed Can Light

They throw good light and offer an uncluttered look.

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How to Repair a Broken Stained Glass Lamp Shade

No need to spend money on repairs for your broken or damaged stained glass lamp shades, DIY.

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How to Wire an HID Ballast

HID Conversion Kits include HID bulbs and HID ballast.

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What are Different Types of Ballasts?

Varying types of ballasts serve different functions.

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Ballast Wiring Tips and Tricks

Ballast wiring can be a bit tricky, but it's not really that difficult to do, if you pay attention.

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How to Replace a Recessed Lighting Eyeball

Recessed lighting eyeballs can be a beautiful decorative accent in your ceiling.

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How to Replace Recessed Lighting Covers

Update the look of your recessed lights, with new covers.

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Track Lighting Overview

Track lights are a convenient and versatile way to provide task or accent lighting.

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Installing Recessed Lighting

Brighten up those dark corners by installing recessed lighting!