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Old 09-13-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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wiring three fixtures with one switch?


I installed three recessed lights and one switch. From the swiitch two the first light i ran 14-2 wire. From the first light to the second I ran 14-3 and from the second to the third 14-3. I know how to wire the switch but cannot remember how to wire the lights in a parallel circuit. Can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to wire the 3 lights to the one switch. thank you

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Where is the power coming from?

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the power is coming in from the switch
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In the first fixture, white to white, black to black and ground to ground.
Forget the red wire in the 14/3 and wire the rset of the lights the same way.
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oh wow so i don't even need the red wire? if i wire it the way you say , will the the two remaining lights work if one burns out
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Yes. You need to make sure that the incoming, outgoing and fixture wire are connected.
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cool thank you for your time i appreciate it. that is how I thought i was supposed to do it but it seemed to easy and the wiring diagram that came with the fixture got me all confused with the third red wire. thanks again, bro
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cool thank you for your time i appreciate it. that is how I thought i was supposed to do it but it seemed to easy and the wiring diagram that came with the fixture got me all confused with the third red wire. thanks again, bro
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The three conductor cable with the red wire is needed only when the power comes into one fixture box and the switch is wired to a different fixture box. The three conductor cable goes between the box where the power enters and the box where the switch cable comes out of, possibly going through a few other fixture boxes. The rest of the fixture boxes are wired in with two conductor cable.

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