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Assume you are still in the "home" category: You will not wire them in "series". "Hot" wire (typicaly black from circuit breaker in panel) to one screw on switch. Other screw on switch to all lights hot lead / screw. "Neutral" wire (typicaly white from grounded bar at panel) to all lights neutral neutral lead / screw. It's called a "parallel circuit". Remember to turn off panel when working in or near. All else fails call an electrician.

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Q: How do you wire multiple lights to one switch in a series?
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