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Wiring Lights and Beacon Light.

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I got a wiring ?, my brother's ice house has 8 hole with each hole having its own switch above the hole and when that tripped, by the rattle reel, which turns a light on next to the hole. And also turns on the beacon light, if it is turned on. Right now it is wired with a hot going all the way around that is T to each switch. Which when flipped sends power to the light and to a junction box were I connect all 8 of the power cord from the other switches. Then I ran one hot out of there to another switch then to the strobe.

The problem is that if any switch is turned on all the other lights turn on because it back feeds of the junction box, thus to all the other lights.

I just want to know how I can wire it so that just one light will turn on, and not all of them.

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Hook all the hots up and use the ground on the switch. That way you are only feeding through the power side and breaking the ground. Plus it is safer

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the only other way i think is by using diodes. Thats how i have my remote tip-up boxes set up. same concept, just in a mounted box fed by an extension cord. you can get diodes at radio shak. they let power thru in one direction only.

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