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Light Switch Wiring Diagrams

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

The Basics of Wiring Light Switches: Wiring Diagrams to Help You Wire Your Light Switches, Access to Fully Illustrated Wiring Diagrams to Help with Wiring Light Switches

How to Wire Light Switches

Electrical Question: I would like to wire up two lights with two switches.

Thanks for the help.

This electrical question came from: Robert, a Handyman from Nashville, Alabama.

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

Wiring Light Switches


Application: Wiring Light Switches.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrician.
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.
Notice: Installing additional fixture wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
Materials: Make sure the replacement light switch has the same amperage and voltage rating as the original switch, and is fully compatible with the electrical circuit, the light fixture and the type of light bulbs being used.

The Basics of Wiring Light Switches

Wiring Diagrams to Help You Wire Your Light Switches

Fully Illustrated Wiring Diagrams to Help with Wiring Light Switches

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