Electrical Features

New home normal-voltage and low-voltage systems can offer many amenities.

Decora switches and dimmer switches are attractive and easy for older people to use. Switches can be three-way or four-way for control of a light from multiple locations. An example would be a switch at the top and the bottom of a stairway.

The dimmer switch looks almost the same as a normal switch with the sliding-bar dimmer control on the right edge of the switch. The dimmer has a dividend of being back-lite for easy access in the dark.

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Multiple switches are pictured for control of all outside lights and outside switchable power plugs from a single location. In this case, control of many of the outdoor lights is also available in other locations by use of three-way and four-way switches.

The electrician’s work can become quite complicated. Each wire leaving the breaker boxes is a separate circuit protected by a circuit breaker inside the breaker boxes.


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OUTSIDE CONDUIT FOR FUTURE USE STUBED UP NEAR A TREE

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OUTSIDE CONDUIT TRIMMED WITH A POWER PLUG WITH ON-OFF SWITCH LOCATED INSIDE HOME, THIS PLUG USED TO POWER CHRISTMAS LIGHTS NEAR STREET


Can lights provide decorating flexibility while offering quality lighting. Dark spots within rooms can be a thing of the past. Todays units are better sealed to resist air and bug infiltration from the attic. Recessed lights accent focal points and add soft lighting to room when other lights are turned off.

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OPEN DINING ROOM WITH TALL CEILING PLUS BOXED CEILING, NOTE THE CAN LIGHTS AND TALL CEILINGS PAINTED DARKER

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CAN LIGHTS BRIGHTEN THE ROOM, RECESSED LIGHTS ACCENT TUNNEL WITH DORMER WINDOW


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LIGHTS OVER CABINETS BRIGHTEN A ROOM OR ADD SOFT LIGHT WHEN USED SOLO

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LIGHTS UNDER CABINETS HELP BRIGHTEN WORK SPACES, NOTE DECORATIVE TILE SPLASH

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TALL CEILINGS CAN HAVE CAN LIGHTS, FANS, CROWN MOLD AND MORE, NOTE DARKER CEILING PAINT


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FAN OVER BREAKFAST TABLE PROVIDES COMFORT WITHOUT COOLING FOOD WHEN RUN IN REVERSE

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LOW VOLTAGE SMART JACK WITH CAT5 AND COAXIAL CABLE OUTLETS

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LOCAL AREA NETWORK CAT5 OUTLET


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RECESSED CEILING SPEAKER NEXT TO A RECESSED CAN LIGHT, NOTE CEILING PAINTED DARKER THAN WALL

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OUTDOOR SPEAKERS MOUNTED ON A REAR PORCH

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ROUGH-IN OF LOW VOLTAGE TOTAL HOUSE CONECTIONS PANEL FOR ALL TV ANTENAES, LANS, AND TELEPHONES, ORGANIZES CONNECTIONS PLUS PREVENTS NEED OF CLIMBING INTO ATTIC FOR HOOKUPS


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LOW VOLTAGE TOTAL HOUSE CONNECTIONS PANEL BESIDE BURGULAR ALARM CONTROL BOX, BOTH ARE INSIDE MASTER CLOSET