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Old 08-11-2010, 07:08 AM  
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Default How do I control 2 lights, together and separately

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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.

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Old 08-11-2010, 07:20 AM  
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Fairly simple setup wire each light as you would normally and then on power line feeding the two lights put another switch.



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Old 08-11-2010, 07:56 AM  
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Thanks, i understood that, what I need is how it is exactly wired.

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Old 08-11-2010, 09:29 AM  
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would this be correct?

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

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Yes it is, thanks kok328.

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Old 08-15-2010, 06:04 AM  
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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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