cascaded light switches


Old 10-31-11, 08:37 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 11
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
cascaded light switches

For lack of a better term, I'm calling what I want "cascaded" switches. I know it's technically possible, I just want to know if it's legal.

Essentially, I want to be able to control separate fixtures with their own switches. However, I want a "main" switch that allows me to turn off all the lights in the room. The idea is to be able to control individual lights (for brightness control and energy savings), but I only want to flip one switch on the way out of the room.

All of the individual switches would be wired as you normally would, with the exception that there'd be another switch feeding the group.
Sponsored Links
Old 11-01-11, 05:26 AM
pcboss's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 15,150
Received 87 Votes on 74 Posts
I don't see any issues. You would just wire a single pole switch ahead of the other switches.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: