How to Wire a Second Light Fixture in a Bathroom
Wiring for a Second Bathroom Light Fixture – The wiring that has been described in the question will allow the second light fixture to operate only when one of the switches for the 3 function bathroom fan unit is in the ON position.
Switch Wiring for a Second Bathroom Light Fixture
Electrical Question: I’m trying to wire a 3 function bathroom fan, then attach an additional wire from there to another light.
- I ran an electric wire from fan but the other light goes out when you turn the fan out.
- I have the fan wired correctly but how do I continue on with the circuit.
This electrical wiring question came from: David, a Homeowner from Sunbury, Ohio
Thanks for your electrical wiring question David
Wiring for a Second Bathroom Light Fixture
- The wiring that has been described in the question will allow the second light fixture to operate only when one of the switches for the 3 function bathroom fan unit is in the ON position.
- If you would like the second bathroom light fixture to be controlled separately or apart from the exhaust fan unit then a dedicated cable must be installed from the light fixture to the wall switch where the switch box is typically replaced with a 2-gang switch box to allow the installation of the second light switch.
- The power source is shared between the two devices and the ground as well.
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