How do I control 2 lights, together and separately

Discussion in 'Electrical and Wiring' started by AngieR, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Aug 11, 2010 #1

    AngieR

    AngieR

    AngieR

    Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    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
     
  2. Aug 11, 2010 #2

    JoeD

    JoeD

    JoeD

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,528
    Likes Received:
    273
    Fairly simple setup wire each light as you would normally and then on power line feeding the two lights put another switch.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2010 #3

    AngieR

    AngieR

    AngieR

    Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks, i understood that, what I need is how it is exactly wired.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2010 #4

    AngieR

    AngieR

    AngieR

    Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
  5. Aug 11, 2010 #5

    kok328

    kok328

    kok328

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,755
    Likes Received:
    249
    Assuming the bold lines are the neutrals and the small ovals are switches; this would be correct.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2010 #6

    AngieR

    AngieR

    AngieR

    Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    Yes it is, thanks kok328.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2010 #7

    budro

    budro

    budro

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
     

Share This Page