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Old 09-25-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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I have two hallways, each with their own recessed lighting that meet at an intersection. They are on the same 15A breaker but each hall has 3-4 canned lights on seperate switches. For example, one hallway can be illuminated and the other one can be dark, or both can be on if you turn on both switches.

The problem is that I want ONE recessed light where the hallways intersect to be on when either hallway light is switched on. How would I wire this? I can't just wire it at the end of both switch circuits because that would cause all of the lights in both hallways to be illuminated when either switch is turned on, right?

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I have two hallways, each with their own recessed lighting that meet at an intersection. They are on the same 15A breaker but each hall has 3-4 canned lights on seperate switches. For example, one hallway can be illuminated and the other one can be dark, or both can be on if you turn on both switches.

The problem is that I want ONE recessed light where the hallways intersect to be on when either hallway light is switched on. How would I wire this? I can't just wire it at the end of both switch circuits because that would cause all of the lights in both hallways to be illuminated when either switch is turned on, right?
This would require the use of a relay...

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Or dual pole switches.
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There is a other idea this done in commercal area ,..

motion sensor or occupuation sensor that will do the trick.

Just mount it on the ceiling if that possible and aim it down if the sensor can read that driection because if you walk in the hallway in one driection when you approach the intersection the indivual ressced can luminaire will kick on it own so you dont have to worry about the switch or relay


just a thouht

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You do not say what style recessed lights you have. You could change out the center recessed light (the one that you want to light from both switches) and install a recessed fixture that has two lamp holder in it. Then feed each lamp holder separately from the two switches. Admittedly, the new fixture may need to be different than the rest of the existing fixtures. You should also label the inside of the fixture that there are two circuits within the fixture.
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