1 way to 2 way & 2 way to 1 way switching

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by refurb, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. refurb

    refurb New Member

    I have a light operating off 2 switches whcih I need to operate off 1 of the switches and a light operating off 1 switch which needs to be operated off 2 switches, can anyone help me with how to convert these light switches, I am unsure which wires to take out and which wires to add
    Thanks
     
  2. luffo

    luffo New Member

    from experience u r probably better off just adding another switch rather that trying to be clever and swap them over, how how many away do u want the new secondary switch?
     
  3. refurb

    refurb New Member

    Sorry luffo

    Probably did not explain it well enough, 2 seperate lights,
    first light as 2 switches
    second light as 1 switch
    I want to change the first light to 1 switch and add a switch to the second light
    Any help would be appreciated
    Thanks
     
  4. George Icbar

    George Icbar New Member

    Don't! Just have a beer and live with it.
     
  5. utility-shop.com

    utility-shop.com New Member

    I agree with luffo.

    Easier to add than take away in this case.

    Mark:)
     
  6. Jack

    Jack New Member

    Are these lights and switches in the same room ?

    Would you want to re-use the same switch postions, but to operate the other lights ?

    If so, leave the wiring at the switches alone, and transfer the cables at the light fittings...

    ie from:
    SW1..... LAMP1 .....SW2
    SW3..... LAMP2

    to:
    SW1..... LAMP2 .....SW2
    SW3..... LAMP1
     
  7. MR DIAZ

    MR DIAZ Active Member

    Any photos ?
     
  8. techie

    techie Active Member

    2003 ??
     

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