Two way electrical switches have two types of wires connected to them: common wires and traveler wires. The common wire is the only wire that needs to be attached to a particular screw, often the dark one, on the 2-way s... More »

Family Handyman gives instructions for wiring a three-way switch, which involve connecting both switches to the light that they control. Before working on this DIY electrical project, it's essential to turn off the relev... More »

In order to wire a two-way switch, a current tester, wire cutters, strippers, caps, a two-way switch and basic electrical knowledge are required. A two-way switch offers several benefits to the home, such as allowing one... More »

To install a light switch, remove the old switch from the wall, disconnect the wires, and reconnect them to a new switch. Before beginning this process, disconnect the electricity at the electrical panel, and test the sw... More »

To wire a basic light switch, turn off the power to the switch at the breaker, pull the wires to the switch out of the wall, connect the wires to the screws on the sides of the switch, and screw them down with a slotted ... More »

To wire a wall light, you need a drill, switch boxes, a keyhole saw, a wire coat hanger, a sharp knife or wire stripper and wire nuts. Start with checking the local wiring codes. Next, choose a type of bulb. The most com... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Electrical

The eight tools and parts required to properly wire light switches are a single-pole switch, a Phillips-tip screwdriver, a standard slotted-tip screwdriver, a work light, voltage tester, a continuity tester, needle-nose ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Electrical