Wiring for a Light Switch
How to Wire Switches to Control Light Fixtures
Wiring a Switch for Light Fixtures
Question: I have two lights with power coming in from panel to the first light.
- I would like to control the lights with one single pole switch.
- How do you wire this?
This electrical question came from: Derek, a Homeowner from Tebbetts, MO.
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Thanks for your electrical question Derek.
Wire Switches for Light Fixtures
- Derek, a 2-wire cable will need to be installed from the light fixture to the desired location of the wall switch. The cable should match the wire gauge of the existing incoming electrical circuit.
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