Combo switch/receptacle is handy when you need both, but you only have one outlet box available.
The source is at the switch box and a 2-conductor cable is run to each light.
How to hook up two lights to one switch diagram
The circuit neutral wire is connected to one of the neutral terminals on the receptacle, it doesn't run to the switch.
The source is at the switch and 2-conductor cable runs from there to the light.
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The switch controls a light and the receptacle half of the combo device is always hot.
The switch can be connected either with 12/2 wire or 12/3 wire, the second number indicating how many wires are inside, not including the ground wire.
How do i hook up two lights to one switch
The last light fixture, take the outgoing wire and lead it down to the light switch junction box.
The red and black are used for hot and the white neutral wire at the switch box allows for powering a remote controlled switch.
If the wiring is right, you can read the words on and off printed correctly on the toggle when you flip the switch.
The dimmer switch will have stranded wires that must be sliced to the solid cable wiring with a pigtail.
If running off an existing circuit, make sure there are not more than 15 loads on the circuit (each light or outlet and switch being one load).
The circuit pictured here is wired with 2-conductor cable running from the light to the switch location.
The white cable wire in this switch loop is wrapped with black tape and connected to the bottom terminal on sw1 and the hot source at the light.
Here the white is not used for hot but instead the extra, red wire serves that purpose for the second switch.