Porch light stays on regardless of switch position


Old 11-20-19, 09:40 AM
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Porch light stays on regardless of switch position

porch light stays on regardless of switch position.Switchis new single pole.he
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Old 11-20-19, 10:41 AM
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Have to provide more details than this. Like, did you replace the switch? Did it work before you replaced the switch? How was the old switch wired?
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Also did you just change the light fixture?
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Is the light just a simple light or is it a dusk to dawn/motion control? Send us a pic of how it's wired. Is there another switch in the same box?
Old 11-21-19, 02:40 PM
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Is this switch a lighted switch? These use a little bit of power going through the bulb to power themselves. This tiny bit of power is often enough to light up the LED bulb in the light fixture, even when the fixture is switched off.

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Consider buying and learning to use a voltage tester, neon circuit tester and maybe even a voltmeter. They are useful in answering the question, is that wire energized or not and will probably answer your question. You might even avoid injury in the future if you have one around and need to determine if something is energized and dangerous before touching it.
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If you placed the two wires removed from the old switch to the new switch, you can't have the condition described unless the old switch never controlled the light to start with and is controlling some other load.

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