Adding switch to 2 bulb flourescent light

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Old 12-23-04, 10:12 PM
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Adding switch to 2 bulb flourescent light

In my garage I have 4 flourescent light fixtures. They are the 4 foot long twin bulb kind. They are daisy chained together on one circuit. I would like to add a chain pull switch to one of the lights so I can control just this one light. Is this possible?
 
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Old 12-24-04, 04:10 AM
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Hi shugs,
-it's only possible if it has it's own power source, (possibly from the input of the main light switch). I've done this with one of mine and controlled it through a pull switch with a cord that I fitted on the end of the fluo box.
 
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Old 12-24-04, 06:58 AM
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Yes.. You will have to get inside that one fixture and insert the switch into the actual fixtur wiring of that one fixture, so that the wiring which 'daisy chains' to the next fixture is not affected. The switch physically can be installed at any convenient location on the body of that fixture.
 
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Old 12-24-04, 04:46 PM
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Thanks 594. I have 2 sets of blue/red wires coming out of one end of the ballast going to one side of the terminals. From the other side of the ballast I have a black/white for the power source and a double yellow going to the one of the other terminals with a small double white jumping directly to the last terminal next door. Any idea where I locate the switch in this setup? Thanks
 
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You have to switch the incoming power wire, the hot wire of the two.
 
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Old 12-24-04, 05:37 PM
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Switch the black wire.
 
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Old 12-27-04, 07:47 PM
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Thanks Gentlemen,
Everything working perfectly. I appreciate your response.
 
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