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derick2011 11-16-2011 12:01 AM

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I attached a wiring diagram i found in book. I can't figured out how to wire for two lights. I tried doing this what's in the picture for the light closes to the power source. Connect black wire to white and white to white from light.

Then in the next junction box (light closes to switch) doing this: pigtailing white wires from switch and power source together. Black wires runs to top of switch and connects to black wire off light.

I can see how the current flows. Power comes into the bottom of the switch and leaves top. When I wire it like this though I get the: only one light works problem and flipping switch on and off again the other light now works and the first doesn't thing.

I tried wiring it so I pigtailed all black wires together all the way to switch, then connected white wires to light to and from lights. I got the one light thing again.


JoeD 11-16-2011 06:51 AM

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Did you run 14/3 between the two lights? You can't control two lights with a switch loop without using 14/3 between the lights.

This drawing has three light but two is the same.

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