Wiring two individually controlled lights with switches from single source

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Old 04-26-11, 02:32 PM
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Wiring two individually controlled lights with switches from single source

I'm a beginner to electrical and I'm adding two individually controlled lights to a room. I'm opening up a plug socket to get one power line to feed to both.

I'm not sure how to wire it to power both lights so they are individually controlled lights. I couldn't find anything with a good description on how to do this. The photo below is my guess on how it should be wired. Is this correct? Is it safe to do wiring like this? Is there a better way to do this?
 
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Old 04-26-11, 03:21 PM
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The switches are in the same box. correct? If so you are right. Power from the receptacle goes into the box and is pigtailed to both switches. The three neutrals are tied together. Power goes out to each light on a different cables. The black of one power out cable goes to one switch and black of other power out to other switch.
 
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Great, I'll try it today. Yes it's in the same box.
 
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Tried it and it works great, thanks.
 
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Good job. Thanks for letting us know.
 
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