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multiple 240v powered lights

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by [email protected], Jul 2, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    im a total beginner and am wondering what resistance etc i need to set
    up 3 lights off of a single circuit. I'm looking at 125 watt 240v
    bulbs.

    I'm trying to create hanging down lights like this:
    ____________
    | | | | x=power supply
    | | | | O= light fixtures
    | | | | _= cabling
    | O O O
    |
    x

    can i run a single lead along the top and splice multiple other cables
    into it? or should i run 3 separate cables to the top left corner and
    splice them together there? If so do i need some form of resistance or
    can you just hook 3 together without any effect on brightness etc?
     
  2. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    I'm inclined to say that if you need to ask something this basic, you shouldn't
    be playing with electricity at all.

    Graham
     
  3. neon

    neon

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    Oct 21, 2006
    in one single wire POWER here will be 425 watts worth of power and that is a lot. from the source run 2 wires at least 14 gauge to the lites.
     
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