Electrician in Santa Monica – Installing a Dimmer Switch

Changing the level of light is one of the best ways to change the entire feel of a room. You can turn the same dining room you feed the family Thanksgiving dinner into a romantic table for two by dimming the light. A dimmer switch is a simple way to enable yourself to easily change the feel of a room with just a twist of the wrist. If you are not skilled in electrical matters, hiring an electrician Santa Monica recommends like H Electric is recommended. However, some skilled do it yourselfers may be able to tackle this project by following these instructions.

  • Turn off the Power – Before you do any electrical work, make sure the power to the circuit is turned off at the breaker or fuse box. Flip the switch on and off to test before you go any further.
  • Remove the Switch Plate and Box – Once the power is off, remove the switch plate using a screwdriver and set them aside. Disconnect the wiring from the box, unscrew the grounding wire last and then remove the box.
  • Attach the Dimmer – There are normally three wires: a black wire, a white wire and a grounding wire that is either bare or wrapped in green. Attach the three wires from the wall to the dimmer by matching the colors. Use pliers to gently twist the ends of the wires together. Use a wire nut to secure them until tight and make sure it will not turn any more. Then push the wires back into the box and screw the dimmer plate cover into place.

As you can see, this project is not that detailed. However, many people find they are more comfortable hiring an electrician in Santa Monica from H Electric to complete projects such as this with little effort and minimal expense. Call or contact us today for a quote on your dimmer switch project.

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