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Light Fixtures and Three Way Switches


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a Light Fixture to a 3-Way Switch: The easiest way to add another light fixture is to connect the additional light to an existing lighting fixture that is controlled by the three ways switches.

Wiring a Light Fixture to a 3-Way Switch

Electrical Question: Is it possible to wire a second light fixture to a 3-way switch?

This home lighting question came from: David, from Waterford, Michigan.

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your home lighting question David

How to Wire a Light Fixture to a 3-Way Switch

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Important: Installing additional fixture wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

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