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Old 08-06-2009, 07:41 PM   #1
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Adding more fluorescent lights


In my garage I have 3 existing 48" fluorescent light fixtures. Each fixture has a run of Romex running from the fixture to a single junction box. This box also has the cable from the switch, so there are a total of 4 cables entering the box.

I want to add an additional 2 light fixtures that will be on the same circuit. This is a 20a circuit that has GFCI-protected outlets in the garage and is used primarily for a couple tool battery chargers, plus occasional shop-vac and air compressor.

What would be the best way to install these lights? Would I just make 2 more runs of Romex from the new fixtures to the jct box?

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You can either come out of the junction box or take a wire from an exisiting light.

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or take a wire from an exisiting light.
I thought about that, but wasn't sure if that would mean they're now in series, so if 1 goes bad then all 4 go out...would that be the case?

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No they'll be in parallel basically using the light as a junction box
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Like said before it would not end up in series, it would take a little thinking and creativity to make something in series in your house wiriring. Most things are setup to be done in parellel, like your plugs for example.
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