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Old 03-25-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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I'm not sure how to wire my kitchen lights. I'm going to install five 5" recessed lights in my kitchen. Do I wire them in series , or should I run all the wires into a box and wire them in parallel? I'm going to use CFL bulbs in them if that makes any difference.

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Run the wire from one light to the other..."daisy chain".

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I'm not sure how to wire my kitchen lights. I'm going to install five 5" recessed lights in my kitchen. Do I wire them in series , or should I run all the wires into a box and wire them in parallel? I'm going to use CFL bulbs in them if that makes any difference.
Either way they are wire in parallel. Physically they might look like series, so I get what you mean.
Wiring to a j-box and out to the lights from there typically seems like a good idea to a DIY, but this is a very poor way of wiring. It adds failure points and creates splices with a large number of conductors, also a problem for most DIYers.

Just wire from light to light. Are you experienced enough to know how this works?
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Most cans these days are designed with quick connects in them to make it very easy for you to "daisy chain" the wire from 1 light to the next.
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Thanks, That is what I'll do.
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Either way they are wire in parallel. Physically they might look like series, so I get what you mean.
Wiring to a j-box and out to the lights from there typically seems like a good idea to a DIY, but this is a very poor way of wiring. It adds failure points and creates splices with a large number of conductors, also a problem for most DIYers.

Just wire from light to light. Are you experienced enough to know how this works?
can you elaborate briefly? i am doing the same thing but its using LED disc lights. 4 of them total in the ceiling.
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Are you really asking how to run a cable between two points?
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Are you really asking how to run a cable between two points?
LMAO:D


just connect the lights in-line with each other.
1st to the 2nd to the 3rd, etc
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yea i suppose. the guy was nice enough to ask so i thought i follow up to make sure. i am not much of a electrical guy as you guys see

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