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Wiring a Light Switch Wiring Diagram: Variation #1

Power Into Light – Switch Leg Down to Switch

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  • Steven Oosterhouse

    How about 2 lights with the power coming in to the first light fixture?

    • admin

      In a 3-way circuit I presume? It can be done.

  • patrick

    I took a 2 gang light switch off the wall and the cables just popped out. there are two switches…one each for 2 outside lights
    There are just three red cables from the wall socket …the greens and others are joined inside the wall bax, plus there’s a small red cable used as a jumper. I can’t figure out how to re-connect as they popped out as I took off the cover — a pretty poor job in the first place!
    The switch plate has two ‘pairs’ of terminals, obviously A,A1,A2 for one side then B,B1,B2 for the other. My guess is tha the live goes to say A and the small jump lead goes from A to B, then the other three cables? One to A1 one to B1. Where I am now is one side swithches the light on/off, and if they’re on, the other switch turns one of the lights on/off. What frustrating it that it seems to be just trial and error, but having to go to the fuse box, turn off, recoonect, turn the fuse box on and test …jeez, its frustrating

  • jimmy

    how to from the sourcs light fixture second light fixture then the switch

  • Michael S.

    Can this diagram be used if you have more than one light? I’d like to run power into light 1, from light 1 to light 2, from light 2 to light 3, and then to the switch.

    It is just putting more lights in parallel with the one above, correct?

    This can all be done with 14/2, correct?

    Thanks!

  • Michael S.

    Can I use the same diagram if I have multiple lights?

    For example, I’d like to have power into Light1, wiring to Light2, wiring to Light3, wiring to switch. The only thing that I do different is put the additional lights in parallel, correct? All can be done with 14/2, correct?

  • Al

    rotory switch:
    2 wires coming from light
    2 wires from rotory switch
    2 wires from wall plug

    What is the correct diagram

  • Anonymous

    source wiring is 14/3, 110v. I want to wire a light switch but what do I do with the red wire since the diagram shows only the black (hot) and white (neutral)?

  • Bradteal1986

    can i add a light to an existing three way switch

    • Badjeepr

      you can add 4 lights, but theyre not going to work

      • yuuuppp

        not if brads doing it

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JXBZ4H5LSQF727SQNHATTDDDNY ron

    I HAVE RAN THE SWITCH DOWN LEG TO SWITCH BUT HAVE TWO LIGHTS AND MY LIGHTS FLICKER ON ONE SIDE OF THE SWITCH AND ONLY ONE LIGHT WORKS ON THE OTHER  WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?

  • Wrkant07

    i have 1- 2 wire switch in my garage with 1 light i want to add 4 incandecent lights how do i wire them ?

  • Bppjoeboydugan

    I am trying to hook up a light with
    3 wires coming into the box. 1 wire is the power in wire, 1 wire is to the
    switch, and the last wire is a constant power out. How do I wire this in the
    box? Thank you

  • jim

    wireing to motion sensor light from the switch

 

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