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Old 08-08-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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I have currently lived at my home for 3 years now and my garage light has been on 24/7 because I don't know where the switch is, a friend of mine is an electrician and he had no idea. I'm tired if replacing bulbs and I'm starting to feel guilty about the energy I've been wasting. Help

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Replace that fixture with a motion-sensor type. Then it will only light when there is someone in the garage -- saving lots of energy usage.

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I have currently lived at my home for 3 years now and my garage light has been on 24/7 because I don't know where the switch is, a friend of mine is an electrician and he had no idea. I'm tired if replacing bulbs and I'm starting to feel guilty about the energy I've been wasting. Help
Keep him as a friend and fire him as an electrician....

If your garage was like mine when I was working it's totally understandable not being able to find the switch. However it has to be there somewhere or if it is an outside light it may be a motion sensor light failed 'on' and wired constant hot with no switch. Only the breaker will turn power off to it.
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If your talking about a light inside your garage perhaps they tried to cheap out and installed a pull chain?
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mount a light switch in a utility size box,and run a lenght of romex/bx up to the light and break the BLACK wire
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A motion sensor light for indoor use can be very annoying when it turns off when you are in the middle of some quiet activity.

For an outdoor light is is okay to leave it on all night. Use a compact fluorescent lamp if it doesn't dim down too much in winter.

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