Hook up two lights to one switch

hook up two lights to one switch

How do you hook up multiple lights to a single switch?

7 / 12. Basically the simplest way to have multiple lights on one switch is to run a power supply wire to the switch first. This would be a two wire cable (black, white, ground) take the black wire and connect it to one screw on the switch and connect the ground wire to a screw inside the electrical switch box mounted to the wall.

How do you wire a light switch to a light fixture?

At each light youll connect the entering and exiting black wires together, as well as 1 terminal on the light. Do the same with the white wires. If there is a ground terminal on the light, do that as well, otherwise just connect the incoming and outgoing ground wires together.

Can I run a 2 wire line between two lights?

Between the second light and the switch, you can run a 2 wire line (just replace the red line with the white and tape the ends of the white with black tape to indicate its a switched hot). However, between the first and second light, youll need a 3 wire line to handle the hot/neutral/switched combination.

How do you wire a hot/neutral/switched switch?

Show activity on this post. Between the second light and the switch, you can run a 2 wire line (just replace the red line with the white and tape the ends of the white with black tape to indicate its a switched hot). However, between the first and second light, youll need a 3 wire line to handle the hot/neutral/switched combination.

How do you hook up two wires to a light switch?

This would be a two wire cable (black, white, ground) take the black wire and connect it to one screw on the switch and connect the ground wire to a screw inside the electrical switch box mounted to the wall. Now run a two wire cable from the first light location to the switch box.

Can I run a 2 wire line between two lights?

Between the second light and the switch, you can run a 2 wire line (just replace the red line with the white and tape the ends of the white with black tape to indicate its a switched hot). However, between the first and second light, youll need a 3 wire line to handle the hot/neutral/switched combination.

How do you hook up a light fixture to a box?

Connect the black wire to the black wire on the light, the white wire to the white one on the light and the bare one to the ground wire or the ground screw. If you want to add a fixture, youll need an extra cable in the box that goes to that fixture. Youll probably run that cable through the attic.

Can you control two lights with one switch?

You may want to control two lights with one switch in certain locations around your home, such as the front entrance or a double-bay garage. With some basic tools you can easily do the wiring yourself, whether you are adding a light to an existing light circuit or adding a completely new circuit.

How do you wire a light switch to a neutral wire?

At the outlet or fixture box, splice all the grounds together. Attach the source neutral wire to the fixture neutral wire. Attach the source hot wire to the white wire (taped black) of the switch loop. Last, connect the switch loop black wire to the black fixture wire.

Do you always switch the hot or neutral switch?

As far as I know, you always switch the hot. Just think about what it is you are switching.... you are turning off the flow of electricity, when switching the neutral you are interupting the flow...there is a difference. When something grounds the interrupted flow, the flow resumes and more than likely shocks/kills you.

Why is the neutral wire connected to the hot wire?

The hot wire is therefore dangerous. The neutral wire is connected to ground at the breaker box, which is connected to physical ground nearby. If you switch the hot line and leave the neutral, then the whole device will be at neutral potential.

Where does the neutral wire go on a circuit breaker?

The neutral wire is connected to ground at the breaker box, which is connected to physical ground nearby. If you switch the hot line and leave the neutral, then the whole device will be at neutral potential.

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