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Hello,

For a 2' x 4' recessed 4 lamp(32W) T8 lighting fixture, would it be possible to switch inner two lamps and outer two lamps separately via two individual light switches?

Is there a special ballast configuration that may be required to be specified? Would it involve more wiring and labour than standard installation?

The reason for this application is to have the option for two different light levels.

Thank you.
 

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Would it not be easier and better to use a dimmer switch ?

May have to replace ballasts , with dimming ballasts !

Do the fixtures have 2 ballasts or only one ?
 

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Lots of older 2x4's have two ballasts. Separate switch wire to each one. Wait... Ah...
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I wondered about the question.

You really have to get your building an Electrician. Some (me for example) are handy as heck. :thumbup:
 

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Hello,

For a 2' x 4' recessed 4 lamp(32W) T8 lighting fixture, would it be possible to switch inner two lamps and outer two lamps separately via two individual light switches?

Is there a special ballast configuration that may be required to be specified? Would it involve more wiring and labour than standard installation?

The reason for this application is to have the option for two different light levels.

Thank you.
Yes it can be done...quite easily. Will be more money than a standard installation yes....but if t is new construction not by much....aslong as the fixtures have to separate ballasts.
 
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