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jaytigers

02:14PM | 07/22/03
Member Since: 07/21/03
3 lifetime posts
I have 4 lights in my garage. A B C D the power is fed into light D from the panel. there is no light switch. they are turned on with the circuit breaker.So I would like to put a light switch at the end of the circuit light A . I know how to do this with one light. The source(feed)wires would be white to the white on the fixture- black to the white switch wire and (mark both ends as hot) -the black switch wire to the black fixture wire. How would I do this with 4 lights

Tom O

02:28PM | 07/22/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
476 lifetime posts
You would need 4 conductors coming into and leaving most of the fixtures, one wire would be the hot, one the neutral, one the equipment ground and one would be the wire controlled by the switch.

Chances are, your fixtures are wired with a cable method such as sheathed electrical cable, and you will have to re-wire with a 3 conductor with ground sheathed electrical cable.

Take a look at your wiring & let us know what you've got & we can (hopefully) give you some help.

Tom

jaytigers

03:05PM | 07/22/03
Member Since: 07/21/03
3 lifetime posts
yes its wired with sheathed electrical cable 12/2 w ground. 20 amp breaker. rather than running all new 3 conductor wiring maybe i should put a switch between the panel and light A run the wire to light A and disconnect the feed to light D. a typical power through the switch installation.

Tom O

01:10PM | 07/24/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
476 lifetime posts
Sounds easier than re-wiring all the lights. Since most electricians I know, nyself included, don't want to work any harder then they have to, I'll vote for your solution.

Tom



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