Dimming Lights


Old 08-12-09, 02:12 PM
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Dimming Lights

This is really odd to me. Maybe you can help.

I had a light in the stairwell. It didn't provide enough light so I added another. They are wired in series. The odd part is that depending on which lights I have plugged in, different lights will get brighter or dimmer. I used a voltage tester and it doesn't seem to get 110 at any point in the circuit, which I think is the problem. The other issue I thought it might be is that the existing wires were the old two wire asbestos insulated wires and the new light uses the new plastic insulated wires.

Any ideas on how I could fix this issue??
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Old 08-12-09, 02:26 PM
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Generally speaking lights need to be wired in parallel, not series. The type of insulation on the wiring is not a factor in the lights dimming nor is it the cause of your not reading correct voltages.
Old 08-13-09, 10:19 AM
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Parallel Wiring

Wiring the lights in parallel did the trick! Thanks for the advice.

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