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Old 01-26-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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Wiring 6 Recessed Lights in Kitchen


Would someone please direct me to a wiring diagram for wiring 6 recessed (pot) lights in our kitchen. Can they all be wired from a single 15A, 1-Pole switch. I am using Halo 6" IC between joist cans and just need some direction on proper wiring technique. Thank you in advance for your help.

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As far as the wiring goes, Make sure you carry the neutral with you to the switch box.

Meaning, one romex line in for the Line side, one romex wire out for the load side, wire nut your grounds and neutrals together (not ALL together, but neutrals with neutrals and grounds with grounds) in the box. Go from can to can with your romex and wire nut together (or use the push in connectors that some Halo cans have inside of them now) You can use the boxes on the cans to make connections and as Junction boxes for 3 14-2w/g wires.



Why not on one switch?

Black to black, white to white, ground out your cans.

6 lights with 65br30 bulbs is only 390 watts, 3.25 amps....

You definitely can wire it with one switch.

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Thanks for taking your time to reply to my inquiry. I always carry the grounds through to each junction and each connection is made inside the box with 1/2" NM clamps. I am going to use only 1, single pole, 15A, lighted rocker. The switch will open and close the hot (black) side of the 14g 2w/g cable. Thanks again for confirming my process.
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Dont forget to carry Neutrals also.
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