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.

hand attaching long thin strip of LED lights under a cabinet
How to Create a DIY Pantry Light

Let there be light... in your pantry.

pushing a light switch on a wallpapered wall.
How to Install an Automatic Light Switch

Use a timer or motion sensor to control illumination.

stairs with small lights next to each one
Make a Stairwell Safer with Automated Lighting

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

A garage door against a stone surrounding with a mounted light.
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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How to Mount an HID Ballast

An HID ballast is required in order for HID lamps to operate.

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2 Tips for Converting 230v Power

Convert power for differing needs and foreign current.

fluorescent t8 light fixture
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.

A kitchen with recessed lighting.
Installing Recessed Lighting

Brighten up those dark corners by installing recessed lighting!

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How to Change Bulbs In Halogen Floor Lamps

Halogen floor lamps have bulbs that need a few considerations when it comes time to replace them.

A remote light switch.
How to Install a Remote Light Switch

A remote light switch is very convenient.

A pair of halogen light bulbs on a white, reflective surface.
Halogen Lamp Socket Replacement

If your socket isn’t working properly and seems unfixable, don’t worry.

flush ceiling lighting fixtures
Troubleshooting Common Problems with Flush Mount Ceiling Lighting

Flush fixtures offer an elegant simplicity.

A three-way switch.
How to Install a Three Way Switch in a Ceiling Fan

It's a great solution to correct air distribution.

fluorescent lights
How to Replace a Light Ballast

Know when a fluorescent light ballast needs replaced.

electronic ballast device
Can You Replace a Magnetic Ballast with an Electronic Ballast?

You can, and there are several reasons you might want to.

suspended ceiling tiles with drop lights
Install Lighting in a Suspended Ceiling

Calculate location and access to electrical switches.

A chandelier on a black background.
How to Repair a Crystal Chandelier

Be sure to prepare the foam base.

A dimmer.
Installing a 3-Way Dimmer Switch

A 3-way dimmer switch improves the atmosphere of your space.

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Save Money with Energy Efficient Lighting

Energy-efficient lighting is one of the most cost-effective options available to local government officials

Victorian Glass Chandelier
Hanging a Swag Chandelier

Avoid the heavy lifting of cutting holes and wiring.

Lights in a ceiling.
How to Test a Light Socket

A light socket is a fixture that holds light bulbs.

An isolated electrical ballast against a white background.
How to Test a Light Ballast

Ensure an electrical ballast is working with a simple test.

A white electronic ballast.
How to Troubleshoot Electronic Ballasts

If you’re having problems with your fluorescent lights, checking the ballasts within is an easy job.

A lit LED light strip
Troubleshooting an LED Light Strip

Nothing is more frustrating than finding your LED light strip isn't working properly and having to go looking for the possible reason why. But, more than likely the wires or the converter is the culprit, so take a look at this guide before you decide to throw the strip in the trash and start over.

A light switch.
Wiring a Light Switch in the Middle of a Ciruit

A circuit is one large loop with power going out.

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4 Times You Should not Recycle Light Bulbs

If you want to help the environment and lower costs by recycling basic household materials, it would benefit you to know how to recycle light bulbs. Getting rid of these home materials safely is more complicated than it might seem. Light bulbs can be a bit challenging to recycle. Although it’s generally

Table lamp turned on
How to Replace a Lamp Socket

Don't throw it out! Repair it instead.

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4 Benefits to a Dimmer Light Switch

A dimmer light switch provides adjustable voltage to a light fixture. This controls the brightness of

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4 Drop Ceiling Lighting Options

Drop ceiling lighting comes in many different varieties, styles and materials. One can find drop ceiling

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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. You may have

Fluorescent lights in a ceiling
How to Wire a Fluorescent Light Fixture

Wiring the new fixture correctly is essential.

Ceiling lights.
How to Wire Ceiling Lights

Wiring ceiling lights is an easy project.

A lamp and a lightbulb.
How to Test a High-pressure Sodium Ballast

These types of lights are commonly found outside.

A pair of fluorescent lights in a tiled ceiling.
How to Replace a T12 Ballast with a T8

T12 ballasts are outdated and being phased out.

A woman installs a light fixture.
Install a Flush Mount Ceiling Fixture

Here's how to install a flush mount ceiling fixture.