I have an apartment that is being rewired and I am trying to find sample
wiring plans for wiring the ceiling lights/fans. There are 5 rooms that
will have ceiling fixtures -- LR, 2 BR's, a kitchen, and a bath. The
apartment is being renovated so the ceiling is completely open and it will
be sheetrocked later on and the apartment is over an open basement with an
open ceiling -- so there is complete access from below as well as above.
The circuit breaker panel is in the apartment, so the wiring can go up or
down from there.
I've been looking on the Internet for sample wiring plans for ceiling
fixtures in multiple rooms but I can't find any. All I can find are
diagrams for wiring single rooms.
The person who is going to be designing the wiring circuits says his plan is
to do it this way: run a feed from the panel box to the first switch from
below, then drop down from that switch and go to the next switch, then down
and to the next switch, etc. At each switch, run a wire from the switch up
to the ceiling fixture that it controls.
My question is: Is there another way to do this where the feed would go
from the panel box to the first ceiling fixture, then to the next ceiling
fixture, then to the next, etc. Then, from each ceiling fixture, run a
switch loop wire to the switch that controls it and code the white wire in
the switch loop to black.
Is this an option? Do some people do it that way? To me, this seems like a
more direct wiring plan with less wiring being used and fewer connections in
the switch boxes.