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socram
multiple lights/circuits, one switch

Hi.

My mother-in-law's basement has 7 lights. 1 connected to the switch, the rest are on pull strings. Most of these lights are connected to the circuit directly above them i.e. they are on about 5 different circuits.

Whats my easiest way to wire these so that I can turn them all on with 1 switch? I've looked into wireless sockets/switch products, they look unreliable, and the basement is fairly large, so I think I would run into range as well as line-of-sight issues.

I suspect that I'll need to disconnect the lights from their current circuits and make a completely new circuit, but I thought I'd fish for another method if there is one.
Thanks.

bsum1
Re: multiple lights/circuits, one switch
socram wrote:

Hi.

I suspect that I'll need to disconnect the lights from their current circuits and make a completely new circuit, but I thought I'd fish for another method if there is one.
Thanks.

That's the way I would go.

Re: multiple lights/circuits, one switch
bsum1 wrote:

That's the way I would go.

True. There are other ways such as motion sensors, X10, wireless etc. but the cost could be in the hundreds.

dj1
Re: multiple lights/circuits, one switch

It's simple and logical: If you want all lights to be controlled by one switch, then they all have to be on the same circuit, as mentioned b4.

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