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How do I wire a lamp switch?

With lamp wiring, there is a ribbed side and a smooth side. Unscrew the light switch. Strip and twist your wire. The ribbed side will go to the...

 

How much energy do compact fluorescent light bulbs save?

Most estimates are 70%, which means that over the life of the bulb you can save as much as...

 

Do I need to buy a special bulb for my garage door opener?

It’s best to use a rough service...

 

I know there are fluorescent plant lights that stimulate plant growth, but do they make these bulbs for standard lamps?

Yes, there are incandescent models that screw...

 

How can you recognize a socket used for a 3-way lamp?

This socket will have a regular contact tab inside, which all sockets have, plus another raised contact...

 

What is the advantage of a halogen bulb?

It provides brighter, cleaner light. However, they consume lots of electricity and they get very hot. You should ensure that it stays away from...

 

Do four-foot fluorescent fixtures come in different wattages?

Yes, the most common are 25-, 34- and 40- watt...

 

What is the difference between a floodlight and a spotlight?

The floodlight will have a broader light pattern, and a spotlight will focus on a more narrow...

 

Do I need a special lamp for this droplight?

I recommend a rough service bulb. These heavy-duty bulbs will take rougher treatment and water...

 
 
 
 


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