Question: Why do I have a red wire in my light switch?

What are Red Wires? Red wires are usually used as secondary hot wires. Red wires are also hot and should be clearly marked to avoid the dangers of electrocution. Red wires are commonly used when installing ceiling fans, where the light switch maybe.

What do I do with the red wire?

Red wires are usually used as secondary hot wires. Red wires are also hot and should be clearly marked to avoid the dangers of electrocution. Red wires are commonly used when installing ceiling fans, where the light switch maybe.

Which wire is black and red?

Black, red, white with black or red tape will always indicate a hot wire. The term “hot” means these wires carry a live current from your electric panel to the destination.

Can you put a black and red wire together?

In 220-volt circuits, red wires are the secondary live wires. Like black wires, they can also be used in some types of switch legs. Its possible to link two red wires together or a red wire to a black wire.

Why do I have a black white and red wire?

Black, red, white with black or red tape will always indicate a hot wire. The term “hot” means these wires carry a live current from your electric panel to the destination. Black or red wires always carry power from the service panel (breaker box) to your homes devices. What are Red Wires?

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