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Old 12-03-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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I know this is easy but I can't seem to get it right. Basically I have two lights connected with 14-2. The power is coming in at the first light, then the wire goes to the second light, then goes to the switch. I was wandering if someone could show a simple sketch (kinda connecting the dots).

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Old 12-03-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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You cannot do it with 14/2 between the lights, as there is no way for the power to return from the switch to the first light. You need to have 14/3 between the lights (and 14/3 from the 2nd light to the switch if you’re on the 2011 code, to get the neutral to the switch box). Which code cycle is your area on?


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You can't do it. You need 14/3 between the lights.

And if you are on a code that requires a neutral in the switch box then you need 14/3 to the switch box as well. This drawing was made before the neutral was required.

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Thanks for the answers. I thought I had to add a wire between the two lights but didn't know for sure....or how to wire it up. The diagram is perfect.
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