Dividing lights to separate switches

Old 11-22-08, 08:52 PM
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Dividing lights to separate switches

I live in a raw loft, all the electrical runs across the ceiling in conduit pipes, with the breaker box outside the front entrance of the unit.

There are six overhead lights in the unit, with 2 switches at the front door. 1 switch controls the left 3 lights, the other controls the right 3 lights.

I want to add a separate light switch for each of these lights, closer in proximity to the actual light.

What's the best way to do this?

Old 11-23-08, 02:04 AM
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If this is a multiple occupancy building, i.e.; you rent a space or even if you own a space and there are other tenants/owners then the answer is simple. You will need an electrician to do the necessary wiring.

You may only do the wiring yourself IF you own the entire building AND you do not rent out space to others within the building.

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