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Old 04-13-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Wiring attic lights in my attic


I'm using 14 gauge wire to wire 3 lights with the first light being a pull switch. I used the wiring diagram attached. When I pull the switch, the first light is bright, the other two lights attached to the pull switch light are dim. What am I doing wrong and how to correct?
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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Feed the power through the switch box (then on to how ever many lights).
Consider adding a receptacle at that switch box as well.

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I'm actually running the pull switch off of the ceiling light in the garage. Trying to make it simple. What switch box are you talking about? And why are the lights dim beyond the pull switch light?
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I'm actually running the pull switch off of the ceiling light in the garage. Trying to make it simple. What switch box are you talking about? And why are the lights dim beyond the pull switch light?
We assumed you have a switch box for the switch device, or is the switch dangling from the wires?

As far as the diagram, it looks to me like either will work. Which way did you connect it?

EDIT: oh, now I get it
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If you used a lamp holder such as...



There isn't an option to switch additional lights from the pull chain. If you used a different product, I would be curious to see exactly how this is set up.
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If you used a lamp holder such as...



There isn't an option to switch additional lights from the pull chain. If you used a different product, I would be curious to see exactly how this is set up.
I think I pretty much figure it out allready I think someone ran in series that why the last two luminaires are dim.

OP.,

The only two way you can fix this mess is add a correct single pole switch ( I rather run the power in the switch first then go to the luimaires to reduce a chance of getting a connection error )

Or Run all three with pull chain luminaires in parallel format.

I refered that to be controlled by the switch instead of the pull chain keyless sockets.

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OK. Well, then can you show me how to wire 3 lights off of one single pole switch?
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OK. Well, then can you show me how to wire 3 lights off of one single pole switch?
Ok let me post it.,

(French Verison which I used often )



Here the North Americian side.



After the first luimiare to the next other two luminaires black to black and white to white to other lumianries so it will be the same all the way thru.



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