Originally Posted by afree1
i am putting a light in my assist handle on my motorhome. i am wanting to connect it to a switch that controls a light in my bay area, i never use this light. there are five wires hooked to this switch, where do i attach the two wires of the light to which wires on the light switch. thanks
If there are 5 wires it's an odds on bet there is more than one light on that circuit. I'd use a meter to find which one is hot at all times and run another, separate switch.
My handle was setup to go on with the porch light, kid of redundant IMO as you can see just fine with the porch light on. I added a separate switch just for the handle, also changed the bulb out for a high power LED.
Now when out boondocking and I might be back late I just leave the one light on and it casts a warm glow allowing me to see the keyhole and area around the front door. The LED's power draw is so low as to be negligible.
The above post is just my experience/opinion which is worth exactly what you paid for it.
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