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# 3 WAY SWITCHING DIAGRAMS LIGHTS

familyhandymanImage: familyhandymanThe next most common is the three-wayswitch, which is commonly used to control a lightfixture from two different locations. For example, a long hallway or stairway might use a pair of three-wayswitches at each end so that lightscan be turned on when approaching one end of the hall or stairway, then shut off from the other end.
Understanding Three-Way Wall Switches
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