Turn a switch to turn the lights on in your living room and hallway. It will make it easier to locate the bathroom in the dark. This light switch wiring can be done in one of two ways. The most common way to wire light fixtures to a switch is to daisy chain them by connecting them and then hooking the first one up. A “home run” configuration allows you to connect multiple lights to one switch. You can easily remove fixtures you don’t want to use. However, it can become cumbersome if there are more than two fixtures.
Before you start wiring anything, ensure that the circuit breaker for the light circuit is switched off. Before you touch any wires, double-check them with a voltage tester.
Connect Multiple Led Lights to One Switch: The Best Benefits
- Energy Conservation: Connecting individual LEDs to one switch will save you money over using remote controls.
- Use your outlets to design new ideas for your home.
- Simple upkeep: You only need one inspection when multiple led lamps are in one area.
- Fewer repairs are required: A single light that stops working is the only one you need to replace.
- Advanced Options: You can quickly turn off individual fixtures and dim them using a single switch.
- Multicolor lights: You can connect multiple lights to make a multicolor display by rotating the light stick indoors or using different light strips indoors.
- Space Savings and attractiveness: Connected LED fixtures are more compact than individual-led fixtures and look better when combined.
- Cords shouldn’t get in your way
Basics: Light Switch Wiring
It is helpful to have a basic understanding of the light switch before you attempt to use it. It is essential to understand how the light switch works before you can use either the Daisy-Chaining (or the Home Run) method.
The 120-volt circuits that provide power to typical homes have both grounds and conducting wiring. The hotwire is black. It carries electricity from the load. The other conductor wire is usually white. It completes the circuit by connecting to the power source.
The ground wire of the switch is connected to one of the brass terminals. This interrupts the circuit’s hot leg. The source’s black wire should connect one of the brass terminals. The other black cable to the light fixture should link to the second terminal (the load terminal). (1)
Now you have the white and ground wires connected. It is important to note that the return wire (white from the load to a switch) does not go through your switch. The only thing you need is to join the white wires. The easiest way to do this is to wind the exposed ends of each wire and attach a cap.
What do you do with the ground and green wires? As you did with the white wires: Twist them together. Then, connect them to the green bolt/screw on the switch. It is best to leave one wire untwisted so it can be wound on the terminal.
The new ceiling rose.
The ceiling rose with one cable Loop cannot be connected.
This light will only turn on when the first is turned on. Therefore, it will not work as well as the other.
This concept can also be used with ceiling flowers, as shown in this image. But the same principles apply to all light fittings, including downlights.
Like the other lighting schematics in this section, the first ceiling rise could be a connector or a junction box.