LED Kitchen Night Light

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Old 01-25-17, 06:11 AM
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LED Kitchen Night Light

I'm installing LED dual-end power tubes in my kitchen. I'd like to put a toggle switch between the first and second tube, leaving one on for the night light.

https://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Bende...+switch+toggle

I can install it on the hot side or the neutral side, does it matter?

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Old 01-25-17, 07:21 AM
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Are these the type that require removing the ballast and wiring tubes directly to 120 VAC? If so you can switch them this way.

As long as the tubes are wired in parallel and not in series with each other, you can do this. While electrically it doesn't matter, best practice is to never switch a neutral, so I'd put the switch in series with the hot leg.

Keep in mind this will void any UL/ETL rating for the fixture.
 
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Except in very rare situations, switching of neutrals is not allowed. The switch should always be on the hot side.
 
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Old 01-25-17, 08:33 AM
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Are these the type that require removing the ballast and wiring tubes directly to 120 VAC?
Yes they are. Hot to one end and neutral to the other with a short jumper on each end going to the second tube, pretty simple.

Thanks guys, I'll switch the hot.
 
 

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