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Old 03-12-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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As in my previous thread I mentioned I am running some new wiring for floodlights. I would like to know if I shoud run 12/2 or 12/3 for the lights. They will only be controlled by one switch. If i run the 12/3 for future proofing, can I just put a wire nut on the red conductor at each end of the cable, ie box and fixture?


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Old 03-13-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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You can certainly put the extra conductor in and just cap it at both ends.

By "future proofing" do you mean in case you want to add a second switch to control these lights? Depending on how you wire it, you probably will not even need 12/3 between the switch and fixture. You would likely need 12/3 between the two switches, and 12/2 between the switch and the fixture.



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