How To Add Ceiling Fixtures Off One Light Switch
How can I wire ceiling light fixtures off one wall switch? How to Wire Two or More Light Fixtures From One Switch.
Wiring Ceiling Light Fixtures From One Switch
Electrical Question How can I wire ceiling light fixtures off one wall switch?
- I need to wire 5 or six ceiling fixtures off one switch with power coming in at the last fixture.
- Could I get a drawing showing all the black and white and ground connections.
- On my first attempt the switch only turned the light nearest the switch on and off and the others stayed on.
- On my next attempt all the lights turned on and off but were all at half or reduced power.
This electrical question came from: Anthony, a Homeowner from Philadelphia, PA.
Thanks for your electrical question Anthony.
Wiring Light Fixtures from a Switch
Application: Wiring Light Fixtures and 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 light fixture wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
How to Wire Two or More Light Fixtures From One Switch
- When installing an additional light fixture to existing ceiling lights just add the new fixtures to any of the existing light fixtures.
- When extending the electrical wiring from existing ceiling light fixtures be sure to check the load capacity of the circuit to prevent an overloaded condition.
More about Wiring Light Fixtures and Switches
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