Help wiring Legrande "Adorne" Nightlight


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Old 09-11-13, 02:16 PM
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Question Help wiring Legrande "Adorne" Nightlight

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Attempting to install Legrande model Nr. AARNL2 portable nightlight into a switch that currently controls a hallway "path" light (for lack of a better term). I want to eliminate the old "path light" completely, as it would be redundant to have 2 nightlights right next to each other.

Problem is, the current switch has 2 black wires running to it and nothing more. There are 3 ground wires wrapped together, crammed in the box, barely visible in my photo. The 3 white wires are all joined by a wire nut. Their instructions don't advise what to do in this scenario.

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The black wires appear to be white, but that is paint from when someone sprayed the walls without masking anything off (grrr).

Here is the back of the Adorne nightlight switch:

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Any ideas?

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Old 09-11-13, 02:54 PM
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The present foot light has a black and white wire going to it. The white wire is attached to the bundle in your switch box. The black goes to one of the screws on your switch. The other black wire is hot. Depending on where you locate your new light, the same black and white wires should be connected to the back of your night light.....hot=black, white=white.
 
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Old 09-11-13, 03:05 PM
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Thanks for the quick response!

The current foot/path light is going to be removed and drywalled over, the new Adorne switch is actually the new light as shown here:

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So from what I understand, I will need to connect the black hot wire from the old switch to the hot port on the new switch, and find the white wire going to the old light and connect that to the neutral port on the new switch?

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Is it a switch and light combination? If so, all you would need to do is abandon the wiring for the lower light, by removing it, place the hot wire to the hot terminal in your unit and a white pigtail from the bundle to the white terminal slot. The switch appears to be self contained.
 
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Old 09-14-13, 02:25 PM
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So from what I understand, I will need to connect the black hot wire from the old switch to the hot port on the new switch, and find the white wire going to the old light and connect that to the neutral port on the new switch?
No. Your new portable nightlight is only that - a rechargeable light fixture. It needs to be connected to the 120V circuit, hot and neutral, from the panel in order to remain charged. It has two openings for hot wires and another two for neutral wires to facilitate connecting a second pair of wires that feed power out to other loads.

It appears from your picture that you have three two-wire cables in the switch box. One, which contains the black wire that comes straight from a cable, is the feed cable for your existing path light. Start by removing that black wire from the switch. Cap it with a small wire nut. Pull the splice of three white wires out of the box, undo it, and separate the white that also goes to the path light. Cap that white wire with a second wire nut. That will leave you with two uncapped white wires - one coming from the panel and one going to other loads.

Undo the splice that has two black wires and a black pigtail going to the switch. Set the switch aside with the pigtail still on it. That will leave you with two uncapped black wires that match your two uncapped white wires.

Fold the three wires in the cable going to the existing path light into the back of the box, or cut them short and push the stub of the cable out of the box into the wall. Trim and strip your four remaining insulated wires to match the strip gauge on the back of the device, and push them into the appropriate holes. Twist the grounds together. Add a ground pigtail to terminate to your new light.

Mount the light, cover it and turn the power back on. It should work as expected and so should anything else that was off - except the path light. That will now be dead, and you can remove and discard it at any time.

There's a link to the installation instructions, a pdf file, at the bottom of the Adorne product information page.
 
 

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