what is a "Daisy-Chain"?

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Old 05-24-06, 02:03 PM
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what is a "Daisy-Chain"?

I am somewhat new to electrical work and just trying to do some research to determine how to install recessed lighting into a bedroom. What I am looking to do is replace an existing ceiling lighting with a recessed light and then add two or three additional recessed lights attached to the existing light. These three or four lights would then be controlled by the existing dimmer switch. I was told this could be done through a "daisy-chain" but not should what that is. Can something please explain how to exactly do this and if this will work for the setup I have described.

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Old 05-24-06, 02:19 PM
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Wiring the first light then from that light to the next and so on.
 
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Old 05-24-06, 05:33 PM
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So does that mean, I connect the black, white ground wires to one light and then continue to do the same for the others?
 
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You match all the colors at all the lights. white to white, black to black etc.
 
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A simplified daisy chain is taking 5 power strips, plugging the first one in the wall, the second one into the first one, the third into the second, etc. All the wires' color codes are matching throughout the chain.
 
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