Wiring Diagrams for Light Fixtures

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I need a switch which is controlling a fluorescent fixture, how should i wire this up? Is a switch leg involved?

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Wiring a Switch for a Light Fixture

Question: I got my incoming power romex 14/2c, and two other 14/2c coming into my octagon box which is for a bed lamp. One 14/2c goes to the next bed lamp, the third 14/2c goes to my device box, a 2 gang switch which is controlling a fluorescent fixture. How should I wire this up? Is a switch leg involved? Or do I just match the black to black conductors together and white to white conductors together in the octagon box?

This electrical question came from: Jared, a Electrician from Seabee Goldmine
Additional Comments: First time I’ve asked online electrician for assistance.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Jared.

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Wiring a Light Switch – Diagram 1
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2 Responses to “Wiring Diagrams for Light Fixtures”
  1. Marie Kane says:

    Can I install a light fixture made in China with a light bulb labeled 220/240 40 watt to replace a 110 fixture?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Marie,
      If the light fixture uses a standard incandescent light bulb then the fixture should work fine, however the light bulb should be replaced with a 20 watt 120 volt incandescent light bulb. The light fixture bulb size is limited to the size of the fixture wires and the voltage that will be used.
      I hope this helps,


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