How Do You Wire Multiple Light Fixtures To One Switch?
Often when adding a new light fixture in your home, you will want multiple lights set up to the same light switch for greater ease in brightening up the room. This can also be used when setting up the lighting circuit for the first time in a new home. Installing a new light fixture or switch in your home can seem daunting at first, but by breaking it down step by step, it can be a simple task to complete yourself. Purchase the wire and accessories at your local home improvement store. For light fixtures, 12-gauge wire, which will be run in a 120-volt circuit, is best. The switch can be connected either with 12/2 wire or 12/3 wire, the second number indicating how many wires are inside, not including the ground wire. The 12/3 is better for switches because it has two hot wires (one black and one red). Select the lights you wish to have connected to your switch and the area you wish to have the switch located. Draw a diagram, trying to make the lines as straight as possible for easier in