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Old 07-15-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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If I run one supply line to gfi, I can put vanity light onto line coming off of gfi. granted that if gfi trips, vanity light will go off aswell. can I supply a second light in ceilng from same load wire feeding gfi and not go off if gfi trips.

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You only need GFCI protection on the receptacles. Not the lights, unless they are in showers and other areas like that. And that is subjective. But yes. You can feed anything you like from the load side of the GFCI receptacle.

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Yes you can have a second light that does not go off if the GFCI receptacle should trip but you would need to run separate wires for it and not share the same load wires as the first light.

The wires for the light that does not go off would be connected to the incoming wires. Match white to white and black to black.

If two wires want to go under one screw, cut a short length (pigtail) of the same color and attach this to the screw. Connect the other end of the pigtail to the two wires in question.
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Yes you can have a second light that does not go off if the GFCI should trip but you would need to run separate wires for it and not share the same load wires as the first light.

The wires for the light that does not go off would be connected to the incoming wires. Match white to white and black to black.

When figuring out how big the box must be for a GFCI receptacle I suggest counting 4 points for the GFCI unit even though code requires 2 points.
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