call the electricians and get the estimate,whichever suits you the best,go for it.as you cannot do the things by yourself
1. Who burns a porch light at night these days & why?
Yes we do. My car has been opened and stuff taken.My garage is not big enough to park it in
2. Do you think its safer to keep porch light on or off at night?
I guess it's really circumstantial... if it's a burglar I would imagine he would try to break in a dark house with no lights on, assuming everyone is asleep or away but if it's a rapist or a serial killer - someone looking for random victims - perhaps they would go for the house with the lights on. I dunno, though. Great question
3. Porch light doesn't turn on?
If the switch is 15 years old it needs replacing. The next thing to check would be the light fixture it could of rusted out this happens with outside units
4. parents, at night do you leave the porch light on or off?
In our apartment place there is a hallway outside our doors that have a light. There's also a light right outside the front door. They both have timers & we can not control them.
5. How did someone manage to turn my outside porch light off?
Is the light fixture in question loose? Is the light bulb loose? Could be the the letter box being slammed might have loosened up the bulb enough for it not to light. You should have the wiring checked in this fixture to make sure the connections are in good shape. If you have a light sensing control on the fixture, could be someone was using a flashlight to fool the sensor into thinking it was daytime. They usually have a timer so you would have to have daylight for a couple of minutes
6. Is there a way to hook the on/off switch for my front porch light to an electrical outlet...?
There's a way but it's very impractical , and expensive to do
7. Who do you leave the porch light on for ?
So my porch monkeys do not get scared and run away
8. Who else will leave their porch light on for Caylee Anthony tonight?
Not me. I am sorry she is dead, but I am not into pointless gestures
9. Does keeping a porch light on prevent burglary/crime?
Keeping your porch lights on cannot guarantee that you wo not be a victim of a crime, HOWEVER, it is a recommended step when talking about Crime Prevention. One reason behind this is that with light illuminating your home, criminals are less likely to risk getting caught - especially if there is a house down the street that is not as well lit. My front porch lights stay on from dusk to dawn 24/7. It's worth the electricity to possibly prevent you from becoming a victim of crime
10. How do I stop a bird from laying a nest in my porch light?
if they like your place let them lay. obviously they feel comfortable enough to lay. Dude thats a gift. i bet you have a generation going on there and you want them to leave?!
11. What does a red porch light mean besides prostitution?
People who like to look at the stars sometimes use red porch lights so the glare of a white light does not interrupt the view. And some folks use red porch lights for Christmas. I have not heard of other uses, but in this world, someone can start anything and other doofuses will follow.
12. New porch light, wiring difficulties.?
It should not matter which wire you connect to the black or white because it's a series switch leg. The ground is the bare cooper and green and they do matter. You say the light goes on and then off immediately; are you tripping a breaker or are the bulbs blowing? I might be misunderstanding but you say that this was a box but no light was previously there, so you are not sure if it ever worked or were the wires originate. If you are sure of the switch/box the wires come from you should turn off the power to that circuit, disconnect the switch leg, and undo the neutral wire connection, and confirm that they are both white like in the ceiling box, and then use a continuity tester to ring out the wires. Test them disconnected to ensure no continuity is present, then wire nut one end pair together and test the other side for continuity. This way you can determine exactly where the wires originate, and which one is going to neutral and which one is coming off the switch. Once you've done this you can reconnect them, switch leg, neutral, and ground. If this portion is correct and you are still having problems it's either your bulb or fixture. if it's flickering off/on you could have a bad wire nut connection. What is with the bad rating? As a "professional" I just explained how to trace the wires.