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Old 02-02-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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Hi all, I have just bought motion sensor floodlights and I need to wire them to the front of the house without tampering with the existing non-motion lights(I currently have two lights in the front of the house on opposite sides of the garage door).

How can I do that? I was thinking of:
- wiring in parallel to the exiting light fixtures
- wiring it to the electrical outlet I have outside

Any suggestions?

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Yes wire them in parallel.

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Yes wire them in parallel.
thanks for the reply. How would I go about doing that exactly? And what type of wire? Would it ruin the voltage and watts and all that? Sorry for the noob questions!
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How do you wish to configure them ?
On only when existing lights are on ?
Or completely indipendant ?
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How do you wish to configure them ? On only when existing lights are on ? Or completely indipendant ?
on only when existing lights are on. The existing lights have a switch, and I want the floodlights to be on when my current lights are on. Not independent.
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Do yourself a favor, buy a basic home wiring guide. It sounds as if you don't know the first thing about electrical work.
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Do yourself a favor, buy a basic home wiring guide. It sounds as if you don't know the first thing about electrical work.
funny you should mention that, I just bought black and decker's guide to home wiring
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on only when existing lights are on. The existing lights have a switch, and I want the floodlights to be on when my current lights are on. Not independent.
How and where will you mount them?
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do not wire them without a SWITCH !!!
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How and where will you mount them?
I will screw it in to the wall. It comes with mounts. My only problem is supplying the actual motion lights with power. The mounting itself is easy.
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do not wire them without a SWITCH !!!
gotcha. If I wire them in parallel with my existing lights do I still have to use a switch?
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I will screw it in to the wall. It comes with mounts. My only problem is supplying the actual motion lights with power. The mounting itself is easy.
The light should be mounted on an electrical box not screwed to the wall.
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The light should be mounted on an electrical box not screwed to the wall.
ok I will purchase one. And after I mount it to this box, how would I power the lights?
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This sounds mean, but your skill level doesn't really seem to be up to this project.

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This sounds mean, but your skill level doesn't really seem to be up to this project. Mark
yeah I know. I didn't think it would be this hard to wire lights! Haha. Thanks for the help though guys.

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