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Old 12-30-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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Wiring multiple fluorescent lights to a single wall switch.


I have one incandescent bulb operated from a wall switch in my 2-car garage and want to replace it with fluorescent lighting. I would like to replace the incandescent light fixture with a junction box and operate 9-each 48" 2-tube fluorescent fixtures from the wall switch. The total amperage should be in the neighborhood of 5 amps (120 volts, 62 watts/fixture). Can I do this? How would I bring all the wiring to the junction box and control it from the wall switch?

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I have one incandescent bulb operated from a wall switch in my 2-car garage and want to replace it with fluorescent lighting. I would like to replace the incandescent light fixture with a junction box and operate 9-each 48" 2-tube fluorescent fixtures from the wall switch. The total amperage should be in the neighborhood of 5 amps (120 volts, 62 watts/fixture). Can I do this? How would I bring all the wiring to the junction box and control it from the wall switch?
Yes ! you can.
Without knowing what wires are in the j box,
can't say for sure.
pic's or a diagram would help.
As for the route of the cables ?
again we dont know the lay out of the room !
again a pic or diagram would help !

please elaborate !

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Wiring multiple fluorescent lights to a single wall switch.


I hope your not suggesting to run a sepperat wire to each light from one box.
The lights can be dasiy chained just like when wiring outlets so there not a ton of wires all connected together in the box.
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Yes ! you can.
Without knowing what wires are in the j box,
can't say for sure.
pic's or a diagram would help.
As for the route of the cables ?
again we dont know the lay out of the room !
again a pic or diagram would help !

please elaborate !
I have a little diagram I made when planning this project but don't know how to attach it to this reply. It's just a drawing in Microsoft Word for Mac. I sent this question to Nathan and hopefully he'll get back to me shortly so I can attach it and send it to you. Thanks for helping!
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