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Outside Lighting Wiring Diagram

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Install Wiring for Outdoor Lighting – A separate dedicated circuit may not be necessary or required. Outside lights may be controlled by motion detectors and photo cells, switched from one or more locations.

Planning For Outside Fixture Wiring

Okay, this is what I am planning for Outside Fixture Wiring.

This electrical wiring question came from: Gary, a Homeowner from Preeceville, Saskatchewan

Additional Comments: love the website would be happier if I could find more about series lighting and two switches same circuit kinda stuff.

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

How to Install Wiring for Outdoor Lighting

The method used to install wiring will depend on the location and the type of outside lights and how many will actually be installed. Depending on this information, a separate dedicated circuit may not be necessary or required. Outside lights may be controlled by motion detectors and photo cells,  switched from one or more locations, or may be controlled by a simple home automation system.

Wiring for Outside Fixture Wiring:
One outside light on two switches three inside on one switch one on out side switch

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