Humming Lights

Humming lights can be caused by: A bad ballast or bad transformer. Replace the ballast or transformer. A conflict between a low-voltage dimmer and the low-voltage light fixture it controls. This is a tough one, but sometimes experimenting with different dimmers will lead you to one that doesn’t make the low-voltage light transformer hum.

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Lights Dimming

Lights will sometimes dim for a few seconds and then come back to complete brightness again. This can happen when a light is connected to the same wires that provide power to an appliance that takes a lot of power, like a refrigerator, a microwave oven, or an air conditioner. The reason the light dims

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Never connect a regular dimmer to low-voltage lights, paddle fans, or any kind or motor. These devices require special dimmers. Never exceed the recommended wattage of the dimmer. Regular dimmers are rated for a maximum of 600 Watts. This is equal to 10 sixty Watt light bulbs, or 6 one hundred Watt bulbs. NOTE: You

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Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are great safety devices. But occasionally a smoke detector will start “chirping” or worse, sound a non-stop alarm for no reason. Here’s what you can do if this happens to you: If it’s a battery-powered smoke detector, take out the battery and replace it with a new one. If there’s still a problem,

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