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RISurfer
Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

Ohmy

Diagrams are located in previous posts.

RISurfer
Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

New connections I think should do the trick?? I am using halo lights.

At light 1
A. (New cable black) connected at L1 to (Power black) and (switch white). (3 connections)
B. White from (Light 1) and (light 2), new cable white (white wire from L4) to (power white). (4 connections)?
c. black connected from light 2, and light 1.

At light 4.
A. (New Cable black) connect to (switch white), (black to smoke detector.) (3 connections)
B. (Switch black) to (black Light 3) and (black light 4). (3 connections)
c. connect white from light 3, and 4 and white from wire going to smoke detector.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.
RISurfer wrote:

Maybe I am missing something.
Here are the connections I made.

At light 1:

a. switch white connected to power wire black (coming from circuit)new black wire going to light 4- 3 connections.

b. Black connected from light 2, light 1, switch black ( 3connections).

c. White connected from light 2, light 1, power white (coming from circuit, and the new white wire going to light 4. (4 connections).

At light 4:

a. switch white connected to new wire black (coming from light 1).black wire going out to smoke detector (3 connections)

b. Black connected from light 3, light 4, switch black, (3 connections).

c. white from light 3, light 4 white from new wire coming from light 1 and white going out to smoke detector. (4 connections).

Did I mess up the wiring? Thanks.

It's easy to look at the diagrams and reread the instruction.
Jack

RISurfer
Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

Ha. For some reason I get confused with the concepts of electricity. It's like a foreign language.

I figured it out. Everything works great.

Thanks McDaniel for you patience and help! Saved me $700. Inspector comes tomorrow to check my work. Thanks again.

RISurfer
Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

Electrical inspection passed. Thanks all.

canuk
Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

Congrats .--- you are now an official DIYer

buffyscrubs
Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

I shake my head at the brilliance. The thought of switching an electrical conductor on or off is revolutionary.

Do you think i can try this at home? Currently I just screw bulbs in and out when light is needed..... or not.

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