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Installing an Additional Switch for a Light Fixture


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I have a light switch that controls two lights, how do i separate them so i can have two separate light switches?

Wiring a New Switch to Control an Existing Light
Background: Melvin, a Homeowner from Menifee, ca

Question: I have a light switch that controls two lights, how do i separate them so i can have two separate light switches?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Melvin.
Melvin, a separate wire must be installed from the new switch location up to one of the light fixtures locations in order to separate one of them.

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