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2 lights 1 switch

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by branct06, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Jan 19, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    branct06

    branct06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    two lights, one switch..... how do i hook them up to the battery and ground them? whats the easiest way? Any diagrams or pics??
     
  2. Jan 19, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    getting there....
    the way i do it...without a relay.......run the two hots and the two grounds from the lights together...........then on the switch, you got 2 wires.....one to the battery with a fuselink, the other to the hot on the lights. then...run the ground on the lights to the negative on the battery. easy does it!:D
     
  3. Jan 19, 2009 at 8:55 PM
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    getting there....
    and i dont actually mean run the grounds and hots together.....run grounds together....run hots together. sorry for the confusion.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    so wire the 2 lights together then run one wire off the + and run another to the ground? im visual and a lil slow lol i need a pic
     
  5. Jan 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM
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    2 55 watt lights and one switch with 3 prongs on the back
     
  6. Jan 20, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    getting there....
    yeah...you can run the 2 lights together, then use a single wire for the hot and ground....but im gonna suggest some 14 or 12 guage wire...it'll hold current better. on the switch you have...with 3 prongs......one is earth,one is accessories, the other is load.................the "earth" prong goes to a frame ground to let the switch's led light up....the load goes to the battery with a fusable link, and the accessories prong goes to the hot on the lights.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    sounds good tacomaman06 i just decided to go to walmart and buy a normal on off switch and just run two different switches
     
  8. Jan 20, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    getting there....
    what...one for each light??:eek:
     
  9. Jan 20, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    ya i know crazy but its simple and easy, i have wired a lot of stuff in my truck but for some reason these two damn lights are giving me a bitch of a time, i think im just over thiking stuff
     
  10. Jan 20, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    i hear that man. but if you wanna run them off just one switch......splice the ground and hot into the other light...it'll work.:D
     
  11. Jan 20, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    im running both lights off the one switch i installed them today, only problem is one light is slightly dimmer then the other
     
  12. Jan 20, 2009 at 10:57 PM
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    title sounded like two girls one cup LOL
     
  13. Jan 21, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    lol o god
     
  14. Jan 21, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    i connected the lights and ran one + wire and then one ground and i connected them with wire connectors that plug into eachother, im thinkin the current gets weaker the longer it travels, the lights are mounted on my toolbox
     

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