Wiring Multiple Can Lights W/ 3-Way Switches


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Old 03-24-12, 07:09 PM
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Wiring Multiple Can Lights W/ 3-Way Switches

I only have one switch in my living room and it would be a lot more convenient if I could install a second switch on the wall so in going to bed, I can turn off the lights as I exit the living room.
I can wire one fixture between two 3-way switches but I have four (4) can lights in the living room and can't figure out how I could wire these. Two of these lights are not located so I can get to them but I can get to the other two.
So, do I find the main lead that feeds these lights and wire from there and feed a 3 wire cable from that point to each of the 3-way switches?
 
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Old 03-24-12, 08:32 PM
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Depending on where the power enters the switch or fixture you may just be able to run a new cable to the new switch location.

You might also be able to use a Lutron Maestro switch with a remote.
 
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So basically, I need to find the feeder that supplies power to the can lights and wire from there as if it were a single fixture? That's what I was thinking before I posted the question but couldn't put it into words/
 
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You should not need to make any changes to the fixture wiring. The changes/additions would be on the switch wiring.
 
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Thank you pcboss, you've been very helpful.
 
 

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