Guys, I have a basic electrical wiring question.
I put up a dart board in my basement and picked up a pair of rack-like lighting bars. Each bar has 3 halogen 50w bulbs on it. I have them mounted to the ceiling so that they form a sort of runway as you walk towards to board. Very nice lighting with minimal shadows cast onto the board.
Anyway, both of these have their own power/dial to turn them on and off and to set the amount of light. They also have standard cords (9 feet) that end in a regular outlet plug (one bigger than the other so it has to go in the right way).
What I want to do is cut the cords and run them into a box and connect everything to a Lutron dual switch (one for each light) and then out the bottom to end in one single outlet plug. I'll use one of the sections I cut from either light for this outlet. This will allow me to set the lights once, as I like them, and then control their power without having to reach up and turn two dials and get them just the way I like them every time.
LATER I'll eliminate the outbound power cord entirely and tap this into the existing power lines already there but that's for a much later job.
My question is about the right way to connect the Lutron switch. It has 4 screws (not counting ground). Two on the right are marked common and two on the left are listed as A1 (top) and B1 (bottom).
I'm a bit confused about what goes where? I'll have two wires from each light (one is marked with a white stripe on each) and then two wires from the plug. Can anyone tell me where each would go so that I don't fry anything after plugging this in? I'm generally pretty good with basic wiring (I repair my own coach lights and such) but this one I just want to get right on the first shot.