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I have power to an outlet, from there, I am trying to wire a

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I have power to an outlet, from there, I am trying to wire a double switch. (for 2 lights) In the box for the lights, the whites are hot, and the blacks act as neutral. when i wire the switches, both lights come on off with either switch.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be glad to assist you. If you have a receptacle and are adding a double switch fed from the receptacle, wire it this way.

White from the lights connects with whites in the box only. Connect a black wire from the receptacle to the black screws on the switch. Connect the black wires from the lights to the gold screws on the switch.