Wiring pendant lights


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Old 01-21-14, 11:12 AM
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Wiring pendant lights

Hi I am trying to figure out how to take three single bulb pendant lights and wire them together to create one light fixture? any help would appreciated thanks
 
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Old 01-21-14, 12:41 PM
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I remember installing something like that which had all three lights already together has one fixture. There was no need for 3 separate boxes. Otherwise, the hot lead from the switch, is only going to go to one junction box. The other 2 lights have to be tapped into that box.
 
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Old 01-21-14, 06:29 PM
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yes exactly so would I just connect the wires of the three lights together to a lead that connects to the junction box? its not a pre manufactured fixture its a DIY type idea
 
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The wiring part is fairly straightforward and we can help you with that.
The part that confuses me is how to you plan on hanging three pendant lights with one canopy ?
 
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Old 01-21-14, 07:28 PM
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JeepGirl1979, yes, that's correct. Do you have a tester or a multimeter just in case the hot lead is not coming from the switch?
 
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Old 01-25-14, 09:47 PM
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It is brand new construction but yes I will make sure i have a tester to double check the power is off, I had planned on just making the single home in the canopy larger and putting the combined wires through that? I have seen a ton of DIY lights made that way should I not do that?
 
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You can do that as long as the 'stability' is there to hold the weight. Post some pics of the ceiling & the fixtures, if there are any doubts.
 
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yes thanks deffinatly making sure that it has enough support
 
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Old 01-27-14, 01:52 AM
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Combining Pendants

Hi I am trying to figure out how to take three single bulb pendant lights and wire them together to create one light fixture?
I had a situation where I could not evenly space fixtures over table because of uneven mounting support. I took two of these pendants and combined them to create one fixture that could be mounted so pendants were correctly spaced. I used 2" SQ tubing with endcaps and aircraft cable for supports. Spliced conductors at one end of tubing so they can be accessed if necessary.
 
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