How Do You Wire Multiple Light Fixtures On One Line?
There can be many situations when you need to connect two lamps to the same power supply network using just one switch. Most often, one-key and two-key switches are used, less often cross switches. If, as a rule, there are no difficulties with connecting one light bulb, then the presence of 2 light sources makes home craftsmen think about their correct connection to the network. However, I would like to list all of the possible ways, based not only on the type of switch, but also on the types of bulbs and how they are connected.
This can be a tricky job, and I think the advice of a good electrician might be helpful to you.
Wiring multiple light fixtures on one line is a great idea when it comes to illuminating a large space, like a garage or basement. However, the idea of doing it can leave some homeowners scratching their heads with confusion. Map out the locations of your light fixtures. You should keep them evenly spaced so the light can be dispersed properly. Mark the locations and use the drywall saw to cut access holes for the ceiling boxes. Fish NM cable from the first light fixture (the one where the power feed is located) to the next. Leave about 12 inches of cable hanging out of the access hole. Then, fish cable from the second to the third access hole and so on. Every access hole except the last should have a line entering and exiting. Starting at the last light fixture in the line, insert the NM cable into the ceiling box and mount the box. Use the Romex stripper to remove the outer sheath on the cable. Then, use the wire strippers to cut away any excess wire and strip about 3/4 of insulation