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1) Depends on the type of existing switch as to whether it is a single pole or 3-way or 4-way switch. What type of switch do you have in place?
2) Will both switches be located in the same wall box or separate wall boxes?
3) What is the existing wiring scheme? NM Romex cable or other?
4) Do you have access to install wiring from the new wall switch to the furthest existing light?
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Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. You have 2 ways of accomplishing the split.
1) rewire the light outlets, which may involve wall and ceiling repairs.
2) go to Amozon.com and get a Skylink MR318 wireless remote switch and receiver. Bypass the existing switch making the line hot to the fixtures. Install a receiver in the fixture canopy. Mount the switches. No external wiring required.