How do i hook up two lights to one switch

Published: 17.09.2017

What is a wire ampacity table? This would be a two wire cable black, white, ground take the black wire and connect it to one screw on the switch and connect the ground wire to a screw inside the electrical switch box mounted to the wall.

Is this OK to do? Let's say you're using a 20 amp breaker with 12 gauge wire. Terry Peterman, the Internet Electrician.

To view it in full size — click on the diagram. Full Answer Light switches are able to turn a light on or off by interrupting the flow of electricity to the bulb. My setup is like this:. If it helps anybody visualize better, think of the grey rectangle being cut vertically to represent each box, the wires running across each cut representing a single cable.

Now run a two wire cable from the first light location to the switch box.

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Run your cable from the first light to the second light. It would be nice if you showed an alternative diagram for someone adding a light to an existing circuit. If you aren't sure, test the cable wires with a voltage tester. Originally Posted by bfan Does anyone want to take a moment to explain to me how I can wire two switch to two different lights.

    1. Alex_Kalasek - 23.09.2017 in 06:03

      John Thompson 56 1 1 3.

      Denis_Corleonesi - 25.09.2017 in 13:43

      Get yourself a dual pole light switch. I have to do a similar thing:

      Domenic_Toretto - 03.10.2017 in 21:40

      Wrap a piece of black electrical tape around each end of this white wire to indicate that it is a hot wire rather than a neutral wire.

      Slava_Dsb - 08.10.2017 in 16:23

      Connect the light fixtures by wiring their black wires to the black cable wire, their white wires to the white cable wire and their ground wires to the bare cable wire.

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