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    Dealing With Thinner Gauge Ground Wire

    A licensed electrician responds to a reader’s question about how to deal with Romex wiring for a kitchen/bath remodel in a 1960s home.

     
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    Sandy-Damaged Wiring Caused Boardwalk Fire

    The fire that wreaked havoc on a section of New Jersey boardwalk was sparked by wiring damaged in last year’s hurricane flooding, authorities say.

     
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    EcoCycleSolutions CanCoverIt for Can Lights

    Developed specifically for covering recessed can lights, CanCoverIt is designed to be easy to transport and not require any assembly.

     
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    Replacing a Ceiling Fan-Light With a Regular Light Fixture

    Tips for getting the wiring right for a new light fixture.

     
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    Recessed Can Covers

    The Tenmat FF130E insulation protection cover keeps insulation away from recessed light fixtures

     
  • Lighting Facts Label

    Since January 1, 2012, the FTC has required manufacturers to display a "Lighting Facts Label" on the packaging for medium screw-base LEDs.

     
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    Backlit LED

    Its maker says the TerraLux Decorative LED looks just as nice in a pendant fixture as a conventional halogen bulb

     
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    LED Lighting Essentials (Subscriber content)

    Here's what you need to know to choose the right bulb

     
  • Cuomo Presses for Long Island Power Authority Overhaul

    With the words “LIPA is broken,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has started a legislative push to hand the power company’s operations over to New Jersey-based Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG).

     
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    Deck Lights

    Fiberon's Accent Lights are recessed into the deck surface

     
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    Bulblike LED

    The Advanced Light LED has the same look and temperature as a traditional incandescent bulb

     
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    Smart Dimmer

    Levitonís Decora SureSlide Dimmer provides full-range dimming for incandescent and dimmable LED and CFL lamps

     
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    Fluorescent Replacement

    Larson Electronicsí 4-foot LED T-Series style bulb replaces the companyís T8 and T12 fluorescents

     
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    GE Home Generator System

    This compact unit gives small and medium-sized homes enough power to run essential circuits when the grid goes down

     
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    Wind- and Solar-Powered Generator (Subscriber content)

    Batteries that are recharged by solar panels and a wind generator supply DC power to an inverter, which converts it to AC power.

     
  • Hallway Outlets

    What are the rules for eletrical outlets in hallways?

     
  • Patching for Smaller Recessed Lights

    Tips about patching holes in drywall to accept smaller-diameter recessed fixtures

     
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    Deck Mounting a Photovoltaic System (Subscriber content)

    With the right design, installation is straightforward and payback time is shorter than ever

     
  • Air Sealing Recessed Lights

    Even when equipped with the most efficient bulbs, can lights are a major source of undetected air leakage in most homes.

     
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    Safer Fish Tape

    Volt-Guard is designed to be used around live circuits

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking