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Old 06-16-2012, 08:45 AM   #1
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Okay I have a question. I have one main wire that comes from my light switch.
Is it possible to wire two lights to that one main wire coming out of the switch?
So when you go to put the black line coming from the light to the main wire coming from the switch can you just have two black wires from two lights? And with the white the same thing? Thanks so much for any guidance.

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The quick answer is yes, but more importantly, what are you exactly trying to do?

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I want to have a light on either side of my mirror in my bathroom but I only have one wire. Does that make better sense? Thank you so much.
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So, you have one light currently. Where is that one light? On the side of the mirror, over the mirror, on the ceiling?
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I took it down. . . . so I have just the wire and I was going to move the box to where ever I want. Like by the left light and then pull the wires from the right light over to it.
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You must install a second box and connect the two boxes with permanent wiring that is rated to be concealed.

So, you will have two cables at the box on the left, and one cable at the box on the right.

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