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Old 10-25-2014, 12:12 PM  
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In my hallway I have 3 lights, all switched from 2 switches (1 at each end of the wall) Most of the time I only need 1 light, not all 3 at the same time.

Would I need to run a separate circuit and switch each individually, or could I replace or add some type of switch at existing location that would allow me to operate each individually?
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remove or loosen the bulbs in two fixture so only one lights
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For the cost of installing new wire and switches, you could buy LED lights, then use all of them.
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If all three lights are on the one circuit ?
Then you cannot control them individually ,
Unless you run new wires.

What's your concern ?
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