3 way switches for 3 lights - wiring diagram

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Old 10-28-11, 10:36 AM
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3 way switches for 3 lights - wiring diagram

Hello all. I've got a project installing three outdoor security lights controlled by two 3-way switches. I picked up a lot of good advice from various posts - enough to put together a wiring diagram. Now, before I put this plan into action, I'd like your critique on it. What do you think?


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Old 10-28-11, 11:52 AM
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It would work but it is over complicated in my opinion. If you can run 14/3 directly between the two switches the you only need one 14/2 to the lights and between them not two 14-2 cables.

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Old 10-28-11, 01:51 PM
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Noted. I will consider your suggestion on running 14/3 directly between the two switches. Thank you for the input, Ray.
 
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Old 10-28-11, 07:54 PM
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IF you do stick with your plan, the white traveler is required to be re-identified with black tape as a hot wire.
 
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