Light Switch Wiring Configurations
How to Wire Light Switches and Connect Light Fixture Wiring© By: Dave Rongey
Light Switches and Circuit Wiring
[ad#block]Electrical Question: I would like to switch my basement utility light fixture. The Power from 3-wire with two red and one white to light. Another 3 wire going out of box not connected to anything (protected). Can I switch the unconnected 3-wire. I would also like to put another light in the circuit and use one switch for both lights.
This electrical question came from: Scott, a Homeowner from Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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Additional Comments: Great site! very helpful
Thanks for your electrical question Scott.
How to Wire Light Switches and Connect Light Fixture Wiring
- Light switches can be added to existing fixtures once the wiring is identified.
- The wiring must be verified to understand the use for each wire that is found within the light fixture circuit.
- Often a white wire is used for switching the power from light switch and not for the neutral as it would appear.
- This is why it is important to understand the circuit wiring with the help of a voltage tester or an ohm meter.
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