Godown Wiring Diagram

By - Summary:

Three Godown Wiring Methods and Godown Wiring Diagram: The Godown system may be wired using mechanical 2-pole switches.

If this is your first visit, be sure to sign up for your Free Electrical Tips and eBook.
Your Comments and Electrical Questions are always welcome.

Godown Lighting Wiring Diagram

Electrical Question: I want to know how to wire  my lights with the Godown wiring method.

I would like to see an  electrical circuit diagram for a Godown light system.

  • Wiring Diagram Details
    • There are 6 bulbs in the Godown.
    • When someone entered to this he will turn on the 1st bulb by pressing one switch
    • Then by pressing the 2nd switch the 2nd bulb will turn on and the 1st one will turn off.
    • This process will continue to the last light and switch.
    • By pressing the last switch the 6th bulb will turn off and 5th one will turn on.

This process will be proceed to the first point.

Background: Ambuja, an Electrical Contractor from Bengaluru, India.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ambuja.

Three Godown Wiring Methods

wiring diagrams

  1. The Godown system may be wired using mechanical 2-pole switches.
  2. Installing a switch controlled relay system.
  3. Installing a motion detector or occupancy sensor to turn the lights on and off.

The Following will assist you with Godown Wiring

Godown Wiring Diagrams

Electrical Wiring

Light Switch Wiring
Wiring Diagrams
3 Way Switch Diagram

This link is helpful as a Contractor
Electrical Code Articles

Make sure not to miss these Resources for: Wiring Diagrams
Wiring Diagrams

Learn How to Wire it Right with my
Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring
Perfect for Homeowners, Students,
Handyman, Handywomen, and Electricians
Wiring GFCI Outlets
Wiring Home Electrical Circuits
120 Volt and 240 Volt Outlet Circuits
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Electric Range
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Cord and Dryer Outlet
Troubleshooting and Repair Electrical Wiring
Wiring Methods for Upgrading Electrical Wiring
Electrical Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
....and much more.

» Click here to learn more about Home Electrical Wiring «
  repair electrical wiring  

Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all projects.

Do You Have an Electrical Wiring Question?
electrical question

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions and Comments

12 Responses to “Godown Wiring Diagram”
  1. pavan says:

    Sir, why do we have to use godawan wiring when we can use staircase wiring? What is so particular about the godawan wiring method?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Pavan – Great Question!
      Actually, if the staircase spans several levels, and the wiring configuration allows the lights to be on at one level, then it is the same as the godown or the godawan wiring method. The original application for the godown wiring method was used in large warehouses where the lights would only be on in the area that was occupied. In fact, new technology occupancy sensor controlled lighting fixtures can now replace the previous godown wiring methods and accomplish the same type of control and energy savings while providing light only in the occupied area.
      Thanks for sharing your question about godown and godawan wiring.

  2. Mohammad Sarfraz says:

    This is my question for About the Godown wiring, control for Bulbs by Switches.
    We have 5 Bulbs and 2 gate for the Godown,
    Sir i want to take solution by your Advice.
    When i go out the Get No.2. Then i switch off the gate No.2. Must off All Bulbs.
    So how can i Make do this Control Diagram?

    Sir please give me solution For this Problem.

  3. hafiz faiq says:

    Dear Sir,
    i need a HOTEL WIRING DIAGRAM by where I can operate 8 lamps and one Buzzer with 8 switches. It will be used by customer(s) who will be in room(s), the indication lamp and buzzer is turned on when customer(s) switched it on.

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Hafiz,
      You are welcome to look through the many wiring diagrams here throughout the information here which may be very helpful for your wiring project. When new wiring diagrams are produced or made available they will be posted as well.

  4. SHADAB KHAN says:

    HI SIR,

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hello Fellow Electrician SHADAB KHAN,
      It would be best to wire the light fixtures using the 3-way or 4-way configuration that way you may have 2 or more switches that can be used to control one or more light fixtures from multiple locations. When 4-way switches are wired with 3-way switches there in no limit to the number of 4-way switches that can be used.
      Please see this wiring diagram:
      Four Way Switch Wiring Diagram

      I think this will be very helpful for you.

  5. sudhir says:

    I want electrical circuit diagram for a tunnel light system.
    how to install tunnel lighting, where walking down a tunnel. 20 switches and 20 lights are installed at 10m intervals. the first switch turns the first light on, the second switch turns the first light off but also switches the second light on and so on down the tunnel, so always the the light behind goes off and the one in front comes on. Only 1-gang switches can be used, no relays contactors and it will work no matter which direction you enter the tunnel.

  6. samlal says:

    Please provide a Godown Circut.


Click here to Ask a Detailed Electrical Question and get an Instant Reply.

You must be logged in to post a comment.