Wiring Switch Help


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Old 07-07-08, 05:45 PM
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Wiring Switch Help

Hello, I have a wiring question I need some assistance with. I have a light where the power comes in and goes to a switch. At the switch box another set of lights that I want to use this same switch comes in. How do i go about wiring this? I haven't been able to find a diagram of this online so if someone is able to point me to one that would excellent.
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Old 07-08-08, 06:44 AM
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Are you saying that you want the one switch to control 2 lights at the same time?

What colors of wires and how many are in the switch box? Which ones are attached to the switch? A switch loop may be involved and would require you to run the new wire from the first fixture box.
 
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Old 07-08-08, 08:39 AM
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You can do it only if the second set of lights has its own power, i.e., if the power comes into the second light just like it comes into the first light. If you are trying to provide power for the second set of lights from this switch box, then it cannot be done.

There's one further requirement. Both sets of lights must be on the same circuit.

Tell us if this second set of lights is long existing, or if your project includes adding this second set of lights.
 
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Old 07-09-08, 05:30 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I decided to pull the cable to the switch box which took care of the problem.
Thanks again for the help.
 
 

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