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You put switch in series with the black supply wire and the black wire to the first light. Then connect black wire of first light to black wire of second light, black wire of second light to third light and so forth. Do the same with the white wires and ground wires.

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How do you wire a series of recessed lights to a single switch when the power goes to the lights first?

The switch goes between the supply and the string of lights. If the supply is in a ceiling box you need to run a 3-wire cable from the switch to the ceiling box. Since your normal Romex cable for residential use has a black, white and bare wire you would use them as follows: At the switch connect black to one side of switch and white to other side.. Wrap black electric tape around white cable for 3 inches or so to identify it as a hot wire. Do the same at the ceiling end. In the ceiling connect one switch black wire to the supply black and the other pseudo black wire (White wire with tape) to the black wire on light fixture. Connect the supply white wire to the light white wire. Connect all bare wires together (ground). Connect bare wire at switch to green screw on switch.

How do you wire 4 lights with 2 switches?

If you want the four lights to come on/off when either switch is operated and you want the lamps to be fully lit then you must wire each lamp in parallel. from the supply wire to the common terminal of the first switch. Connect a wire to each of the other two terminals on the first switch. Conect each of these wires to the similar terminals on the second switch. From the common of the second switch connect a wire to the first lamp. From the other terminal of the lamp connect a wire back to the Neutral source. This will give you one lamp controlled by two switches. Now connect a wire from each terminal of the 1st lamp and connect it to the two terminals on the second lamp. make similar connections for lamps three and four.

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From one set of lights to two different switchs?

This requires a 3way switch at each of the 2 locations you want to use to control the light. You will need to run power to one of the switch locations and then run a wire to the light from the other switch location. Run a 12/3 or 14/3 wire from switch to switch. Be sure and use the same size wire you use to supply power and run from the switch to the light. Do not mix wire sizes. If the circuit is on a 15 amp breaker then use 14/2 wire, and if it is on a 20 amp circuit use 12/2 wire. Now you have power at one of the 3way switches. A wire going to the light at the other switch, and a 12/3 or 14/3 wire running between the 2 switches. Starting at the switch with the power supply input connect all the white wires together under a wire nut and push that back in the box. Connect the ground wires together and connect that to the green ground screw on the 3way switch. Use a jumper wire if necessary. Look on the switch and you will see 3 screws. One is black and the other 2 are silver. Connect the black power wire to the black screw. Connect the red and black wires, which are called travelers, to the other 2 silver screws. Does not matter which wires you connect to which screws. Remember you are supplying power to this switch and not to the other switch. The black wire you connect to the black screw is the wire coming from the power wire you brought into the switch box, and not the 12/3 or 14/3 wire you ran between the switches. Now move to the other 3way switch. Connect all whites together and push them back into the box. Connect the grounds together and then connect them to the green ground screw on the switch. Now connect the black wire that is going up to the light to the black screw on the switch. Connect the red and black traveler wires to the 2 remaining screws. Once you install the light, black to black and white to white, ground to ground. Turn on the power and if you followed these directions to the letter you can turn on/off the light from 2 locations.

How do you separate 2 lights from 1 switch?

It depends on where the feed to the two lights comes from. If the second light is fed parallel with the first light just isolate the second feeder from the first light. If the two lights are feed from the switch box, isolate the light from the switch that you do not want to operate.

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