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.

By |2016-12-27T19:23:38+00:00July 8th, 2015|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

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

By |2016-12-27T19:24:22+00:00July 8th, 2015|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

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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When a fuse detects too much power running through a wire, a tiny piece of metal inside the fuse will break, thereby stopping the power from continuing to run through the wire. When the top of the fuse is made of glass, many people think that they can look at the metal piece inside and

By |2016-12-27T19:24:31+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments
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