How to connect light switch | 2 switches control 1 light

How to connect light switch | 2 switches control 1 light

Commutable wiring Diagram:

This diagram shows how to How to connect light switch. In this circuit, we use a CFL light, two 2-way switch. First, we need to connect two switches like our diagram. Then connect the light with switches. Now this circuit is ready for use. This circuit is very simple and easy to make. If you want to know more details about this circuit please check our youtube video at the below post.

Diagram of  Commutable light wiring:

2 switches control 1 light
Fig 1: 2 switches control 1 light

Components Need for this Project:

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  1. 2-way switch  [See Buy Click Amazon]
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Components used to make the Commutable light diagram:

01. 2-way switch

2-way switch
Fig 2: 2-way switch

The two-way switch is a type of multiway switch. Multiway switches have more points and can be controlled in multiple ways simultaneously. The middle connection normally goes to the load and the two side connections act as switches. Again, the opposite is also true if it is used in the lamp connection.It is a type of switch that has three wire connections. And it really has no off or on. Both sides can be turned on or off depending on how you connect one to the other. The two-way switch is a type of multiway switch. Multiway switches have more points and can be controlled in multiple ways simultaneously. Two Way Switch has three wire connection system.

02. Light

Fig 3: Light

CFLs work in a completely different way from ordinary lamps, they work by using a different process called fluorescence rather than generating light from heat. A typical light bulb wastes 90% of energy and converts only 10% of energy into light, this is where CFL has the biggest advantage. CFL- Curved or conical glass tube filled with argon and a small amount of mercury vapor. The inner wall of the glass is coated with fluorescent material. CFL- It is manufactured using the principle of creating fluorescent light. CFL- Originally white in color but now the construction and use of CFLs producing colored light has become popular.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use a 2-way light switch as a 1-way light switch?

Yes, you can use a 2-way switch for 1-way Circuit diagram switching. In fact, many manufacturers don't offer a one-way switch anymore, they only offer two-way switches. This is because the cost of manufacture is very similar, therefore there is little to gain from Circuit diagram manufacturing 1-way-only switches.

Can I combine two light switches into one?

If you are talking about two switches in one box, then as long as both switches are on the same circuit (meaning they have a single wire coming into the box which supplies power to both switches) then it's only a matter of connecting the two switched legs on one switch.

How do two switches for one light work?

In a simple light circuit diagram, it switches between connected and disconnected. In a more complex multi-way project system it switches between 2 wires which both go to the power supply other switch. The other switch chooses which wire is connected and which is not. So both switches can connect or disconnect the circuit, at any time.

Can you turn the single light switch to double?

Depends on whether or not you have a neutral in the light switch, If it has been originally wired with the feed through the switch then yes. If the feed goes to the light and just a switch wire to the switch(Permanent life, Switch live & earth) then you will have to install a neutral to either the switch or outside light.

How many switches can be connected to a light?

As a rule, we must always install 3-way Currenttlou switches in pairs, and then as many 4-way Circuit diagram switches as necessary. For example, if a light is to be controlled from 4 different locations we would need two 3-way Project system switches and two 4-way switches.

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