Bathroom Vanity Lighting w/ multiple Fixtures

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Bathroom Vanity Lighting w/ multiple Fixtures

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I am replacing my bathroom vanity light fixture and need a bit of help. There is one electrical box in the wall centered over the mirror. The old vanity light fixture was this type (oops sorry...the old fixture picture is sideways but you can still see it).

The new fixture is similar in that I built a long rectangular wooden box which I plan to mount 5 individual single light fixtures to. My question is since I only have the one electrical box in the wall with one set of wires how to I 'attach' with wires each individual fixture so it becomes one cohesive fixture unit?

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I've attached a picture of the white fixture box I built. I've mounted one of the lights on it. I need to mount and wire 4 more exactly like that one...two on each side for a total of five. How should I wire them together?

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Not sure I understand the question. The wires from each fixture would be connected to the power in cable.
 
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Sorry. I'll try to clarify. Each fixture has its own black and white. The spacing between the fixtures is too far for the wires from one fixture to reach the next. How should I bridge that gap? 14/2?

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14/2 would be the correct gauge. However, I don't know if that's a good idea. Aren't there any fixtures available that don't require all that extra wiring?
 
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Sorry. I'll try to clarify. Each fixture has its own black and white. The spacing between the fixtures is too far for the wires from one fixture to reach the next. How should I bridge that gap? 14/2?

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14-2 wg NM is great

get a round box for each fixture

maybe a hole saw to cut the hole
 
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I think I understand your question. You want to use the "white fixture box" as a path to easily run cable between the additional fixtures, thereby avoiding drilling through studs, etc.
I will let one of the electricians comment on this. I just wanted to comment to bring attention to it.
Each outlet box should be in the wall, and each fixture's wiring should be contained in a wiring box.
The "white fixture box" does not serve as conduit.
 
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The "white fixture box" does not serve as conduit.
RIGHT.....................i would call it the wall
OR
i would call it a soffit
or
i would call it a very nice place to hide the wire going from box to box
 
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RIGHT.....................i would call it the wall
OR
i would call it a soffit
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i would call it a very nice place to hide the wire going from box to box
And none of those are a listed means to contain a splice as required by the NEC. A box with suitable space is needed behind each fixture with suitable wiring means between boxes.
 
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