How To Connect Double Nautical Ceiling Light Switches
The switches double nautical ceiling light can control a light at each end of a corridor or. The premise is that any change in the switch activates or deactivates the light regardless of the position of the switch. In some cases, one of the switches turns on the light by pushing the lever to the down position. If the light is off at the other switch, then the switch in the down position will turn the light back up. This is possible because the wiring configuration power. A double light switch for a single luminaire is connected to a 3-way circuit.
If there is any question about which switch controls the circuit, then turn off the main switch. Route the cables to prepare the connections on both switches and nautical ceiling light boxes. Use the cable stripper or cable cutter to remove 1/2 inch of insulation from the ends of the cables at the three locations for the connections.
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Three wires run from the power supply, usually a “hot” black wire, a “neutral” white wire, and a green “ground” wire. Connect the hot wire from the power supply to the common terminal on the first switch. The common one is on the side of the device, with two terminals, and has a dark colored connector screw. Fold the wire around the screw clockwise and tighten the screw with a flat screwdriver. Join the neutral and ground cables. Thread the bare end of the neutral power source cable around the neutral wire going to the nautical ceiling light box. Screw a cable nut over the exposed connection. Connect the ground wire from the power supply to the wire that goes to the light box in the same way.