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I have got one power cable going to a 2 gang switch and need to feed two seperate lights off it.

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Hello.
All whites are marretted together,

  • white power - white 1st light - white 2nd light
Blacks are the return for each light, and are joined after passing through the switches,
  • black FROM 1st light - top of switch - bottom of same switch - black power AND other black from 2nd light (see next step)
  • (repeat of above) black From 2nd light - top of 2nd switch - bottom of 2nd switch - black power AND black from 1st light
NOTE: both switch blacks are marretted together to the black of power. Ground all 3 as normal to dblgang box. Total marrettes required is two (three if using one for grounds) Hope this helps. If so, please rate a four-thumbs up, Thank You.


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From the power gang, add two wires to the hot side, one feed to your switch that controls your exist light, then the other pole drive it to your second or new switch that will control your new light, you should know basic steps to understand how electricity works, any 120 volts light uses hot, neutral and ground, i recommend to buy an electric manual book at home depo or lowes store, be safe..

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    chestergth Oct 04, 2012

    Also add the neutral line and ground from the main gang for your new light, same as you did to your hot wires, check on a manual how electric works and learn how to use basic electric testers :)

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