How do you connect Multiple lights on one switch?
Starting at the switch, with one set of three wires coming in
from the service panel and one set of three wires going out to the
frist light. Usually you would have a black wire for hot, white for
neutral and a bare wire for ground. --The black wire coming in and
the black wire going out are fastened to the screws on the side of
the switch. one on each scerw. You can use either wire for either
screw but not the odd green screw that is for ground. --The two
white wires are wire nutted together. --The two bare wires are
twisted together and are also fastened to the odd Green screw. Some
building codes require a small metal ring that looks likes a brass
farrow to be used to crimp the to ground wires together. -----At
the light box; --The black wires will all be wire nutted together.
There should be three black wires, one from the switch, one to go
out to the next light and one from the light fixture. --The three
white wires like the black all get wire nutted together. One coming
from the switch, one going out to the next light and one from the
light fixture. --The two bare ground wires get twisted together and
fastened also to a green ground screw. This green grounding screw
may be on a metal bar that the light fixture is mounted to.
----Just repet the above for each light you are going to install.
At the last light you will do the same, but will have one less wire
of each color to hook up.