Adding new motion and non-motion lights with switch


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Old 04-05-20, 01:56 PM
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Adding new motion and non-motion lights with switch

I had originally wanted to add multiple outside motion lights connected to a single switch that could be used to override the motion sensor and keep the lights on (without having to deal with the on-off-on "morse code" action). After not being able to find an answer with clear enough details, I decided to use a combination of 1 motion light and 3 regular floodlights (non-motion), with only the 3 connected to a switch. All 4 lights would be powered from a single 20-amp source (outlet), with wires running through 3/4 EMT.

Could you please let me know if the attached diagram is correct? Though it's not shown, I'll also be pigtailing grounds at the switch and 3 light boxes, as well as the lights themselves. (I also didn't include the 4th light in the picture to keep it simple.)

I appreciate any feedback.
 
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Old 04-05-20, 03:00 PM
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Diagram looks fine. If you are in Canada you can't put lights on a 20 amp circuit.
 
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Old 04-05-20, 03:59 PM
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Thanks for the response (I also saw your post in the other forum ). I'm in the U.S. Out of curiosity, why doesn't Canada allow on a 20 amp? What's your alternative?
 
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The alternative would be to use a 15A circuit.
 
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Old 04-05-20, 05:32 PM
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Canadian code says all lighting on 15 amp circuits. That is what we use for most of our circuits. 20 amp circuits are not common here except for kitchen counters.
 
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Old 04-05-20, 10:08 PM
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@PJmax -- Doh! Of course

@joed -- OK, thanks again!
 
 

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