One Power Source to 2 Seperate lights both 3 way?

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squall280
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One Power Source to 2 Seperate lights both 3 way?

Post by squall280 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:03 am

Is it possible to have one power source to tie two lights (1 in each room) with each light having two switched?


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Re: One Power Source to 2 Seperate lights both 3 way?

Post by Aaron » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:07 am

One circuit to power two independently-switched lights? Yes. Most homes are wired this way.

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Re: One Power Source to 2 Seperate lights both 3 way?

Post by squall280 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:30 am

I know I can do that. But what I am referencing in my current project is two rooms next two each other with two entrances in each room. I want to put three way switchs in each room.

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Re: One Power Source to 2 Seperate lights both 3 way?

Post by Aaron » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:19 pm

So you need one circuit that powers lighting in two rooms, each room with two entrances and 3-way switches in each of those rooms for the light in that room?

Yes. It's no different than if both rooms used a single pole switch to power their lights respectively.

All you need to do is wire your 3-way in the first room, and then extend the source of power for the 3-way circuit in the first room into the second room where it will become the power source for the second room's 3-way lighting circuit.

Make sense?

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