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3 LIGHTS TO 3-GANG SWITCH

What is the correct way to connect 3 independent lights via a 3-gang switch with 1 incoming live, please.

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  • kenneth Jun 09, 2012

    drawing not clear about if there needs to be separate switch mains to each light

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I draw a little diagram may help you...3 LIGHTS TO 3-GANG SWITCH - 4344d1c.jpg

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I still need help with this3 switch setup ime dum sorry is the white connected to the black at the bottom? maybe use crayons ill understand then thanks

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