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How to Install a Motion-Sensor Light Switch

A motion-detector switch will automatically turn on the lights whenever anyone walks into the room. This switch is a relatively simple ...

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Top 22 Switches Projects

  1. 1. Putting in a Dimmer Switch (01:52)

    Create ambiance by installing a dimmer to any light switch.

  2. 2. Step 8: Install Control Switch (01:00)

    How to install the fan controls and adjust the fan for different seasons.

  3. 3. Foot Switches

    The DIY Network shows you two products that allow you to safely control a power switch with your foot.

  4. 4. How to Install an Electric Skylight

    Natural light from above is a beautiful enhancement to any home. This project will walk you through the complete process of installing ...

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    Hard
  5. 5. Installing a Dimmer (00:00:22)

    Learn how to install a dimmer to any wall switch.

  6. 6. Tub Transformed to Shower (00:02:58)

    Stephen Fanuka and crew turn this couple's tub into a modern shower stall.

  7. 7. Ceiling Fan Switches (02:08)

    Get some expert advice about installing a dimmer to a ceiling fan.

  8. 8. Design Outlet Covers (02:31)

    Snazz up your outlets and light switches with your own decorative covers.

  9. 9. Add an Electrical Switch

    Install a second switch in an existing switch box.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. Updating Wall Plates

    This DIY Basic will provide tips on how to update switch and wall plate covers.

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  11. 11. How to Install a Dimmer Switch

    Allegra Bennett, editor of Renovating Woman magazine, explains how to replace a light switch with a dimmer switch.

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. Controlled Chaos (20:01)

    The guys switch roles to see what they each deal with on a daily basis.

  13. 13. How to Install a Lamp Cord Switch

    A cord switch makes it easy to turn hard-to-reach lamps on and off. Use these step-by-step instructions to install one in no time.

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    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. How to Install a Three-Way Switch and Wire a Circuit

    Typically used for hallways and staircases, three-way switches are used in instances where two separate switches control one. Use these...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  15. 15. Breaking the Mold (03:29)

    The oven door's sign read Please Do Not Open. That was just the beginning.

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