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AngieR 08-11-2010 07:08 AM

How do I control 2 lights, together and separately
 
Hi,
Here is what I want to do. One main switch to supply the power to both light circuits, then a separate switch in each light circuit which can turn on and of only the one light, not affecting the other. Looking for wiring help.

Thanks

JoeD 08-11-2010 07:20 AM

Fairly simple setup wire each light as you would normally and then on power line feeding the two lights put another switch.

AngieR 08-11-2010 07:56 AM

Thanks, i understood that, what I need is how it is exactly wired.

AngieR 08-11-2010 09:29 AM

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would this be correct?

kok328 08-11-2010 12:09 PM

Assuming the bold lines are the neutrals and the small ovals are switches; this would be correct.

AngieR 08-11-2010 08:58 PM

Yes it is, thanks kok328.

budro 08-15-2010 06:04 AM

if your power comes through the switch and feeds two lights you can simply install a pull switch on a pull chain at each light. this can be done on most light fixtures where you can drill a hole in the canopy to accept the switch. these are like the pull switch on a ceiling fan. this method can be used if you don't mind a chain hanging from the lights. i have two lights in our laundry room and my wife wanted a ceiling fan hung on the far light. now she turns the original switch on and can control either light and the fan by pull chains. if your power comes into one of the lights you can do even better than that.


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