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multiple light switches on existing basement Wiring

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I am in the process of finishing the basement and at the moment have 5 basement lights operated by one light switch powered by one power supply (new construction). How do you you add more light switches to the existing wiring?
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I've already installed all the plugs but am a bit confuded about wiring existing lighting. Currently the power goes into one light and the other lights are ganged from this one light and all lights are controlled by one light switch. Is it as simple as adding additional swiches to the lights you want controlled, or do you need separate power sources for each sets of lights (connected by a light switch).

I don't want to rewire but will If required, as I know how to wire with distinct power sources.
There is currently one power source for all the lights.

Thanks Jim.

I had a feeling a new power source was needed for each string of lights so thanks for the confirmation.

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