lights and switches


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Old 12-05-23, 05:14 AM
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lights and switches

i have two lights and tow switches on one circuit. can i change them them each one one switch on one light?


Light Switches Sharing A Neutral Wire

 
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Old 12-05-23, 06:40 AM
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Connect wires as shown in your diagram of post 1 and one switch will only control one light.
 
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The diagram correctly shows what you want to end up with.

What do you have now to start with? For example are the two switches you have now in different locations?
 
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Sounds like current setup is two 3-way switches, each turning ON/OFF both lights at the same time. So, after conversion the final connections to the switches (reusing the 3-ways) will look a little different.
 
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Old 12-06-23, 04:11 AM
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I agree with zoesdad

OP states:
​​​​​​​i have two lights and tow switches on one circuit.
I am thinking the OP presently has a 3 way setup but referring to the 3 way setup as being "on one circuit".



 
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t,he two switches are on different walls and so are the lights, one in the flyer and one in the hallway. i dont know what wires i should change
 
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do i change the wires on the switch or the lights?
 
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probably need more information on what you want to do and what you have now same circuit to me would be they was on the same circuit breaker but is it a 3 way now can you turn on and off both lights with either switch?
will likely need to pull the switches out and take a picture of how there wired now and same with the light fixtures that will help the most for people to give you advice on how to switch it over to one switch to one light.
 
 

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