I want to get a voltmeter. I think that is what it's called. Can you recommend one?
I want one of those thingies that measures electricity being carried to wires after you've cut the breaker, so that you know for certain you're not going to kill yourself swapping out an overhead light. It's like a little probe thing, and it's to measure current.
Some of these
look right but there is a price range from about nine dollars to about a hundred. I just want the right thing at the appropriate price, and I actually don't know what that is.
Maybe useful: I would like a good quality, easy to use piece of equipment that isn't overly fiddly. I am pretty much interested mainly in the question of 'will this kill me? Y/N' and have limited plans for it. That said, I want to feel confidant that the thing isn't some cheap piece of crap because the correct answer to that question right is important.
I'm not going to do anything wacky or weird. I understand electricity can kill me, but I want to be able to swap out a ceiling fixture without calling an electrician for it, or swap out the weirdly unseated dimmer switch in the dining room. Also, secondarily, while my knowledge is limited Mr. Llama's is better and I want us to own one, because if it is owned it will be used.