DIY Network

All Projects

TV Projects

    What Do You Want To Work On?

      What Activity Do You Want To Do?


        Available Projects

        Get Results

        DIY Network /

        Message Boards

            DIY Message Boards  Hop To Forum Categories  Home Improvement  Hop To Forums  General Home Improvement    3 to 4 light switch
        3 to 4 light switch Sign In/Join 
        is it possible for a set of recessed light that can be turned on or off by 3 or for switches located in different parts of the room( turn off lights from any of these switches or turn them on) if so how would they be wired??
        Posts: 163 | Registered: Feb 06, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
        posted Hide Post
        You've heard of 3 way switches?? They're for turning on/off lights at two locations. And they make 4 way switches for turning on/off lights at 3 locations. Also, you can check Lutron brand "Maestro" switches for that also. They will probably have wiring diagrams with them. Google them and google 4 way switches and you'll get some pics, diagrams, and help.

        This message has been edited. Last edited by: Re-mdlr,
        Posts: 977 | Location: No. California | Registered: Mar 24, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
        posted Hide Post

        Can light or wall light makes no difference. A pair of 3 way switches and an unlimited number of 4 way switches in between and you can control the lights at 3, 4, 5... places.

        General Disclaimer

        Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.

        My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
        Posts: 850 | Location: Cary, NC | Registered: Aug 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
          Powered by Social Strata  

            DIY Message Boards  Hop To Forum Categories  Home Improvement  Hop To Forums  General Home Improvement    3 to 4 light switch

        © Scripps Networks 2009


        Posting Guidelines

        • Please be sure posts are category appropriate.
        • No off-topic or off-color postings.
        • Postings may be deleted at the discretion of DIY moderators.
        • No advertising is allowed.
        • Be nice. No name calling, personal attacks or flaming.
        • Certain words will trigger moderation of the post. These words mostly cover political or religious topics, which are OFF the topics covered by DIY.

        Full Guidelines

        For general message board help, click the tab labeled "Tools," and choose "Help" from the dropdown menu.