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For more information about two switches controlling one light see the Related Questions shown below.

* You need to have two switches on to get power to the light because you have them wired in series. * I going to go out on a limb here and say that you possibly are asking about three way switches and why are they functioning in this manner. * One of the switches or possibly both are wired incorrectly.

* You may be able to sort this out by yourself through trial and error, but it would probably be quicker to consult a local electrician.

<><><> By asking this question you are probably not quite ready to take on this particular task. The correct answer to your question will depend on the exact locations of the two light switches and the lights they control.

<><><> As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.

Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.




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