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Two Reed Switches To Turn On a Closet Light

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I have a closet with two folding doors. The doors meet in the middle and when fully open provide unimpeded access to the full width of the closet. I would like to have an LED light which turns on if either door or both doors are open. With some fumbling around, experimentation, and advice from Professor Google I can get the light to turn on when it should using one reed switch. But before I install a permanent solution using both reed switches I would appreciate some expert advice so that I do not waste my investment in the LED light and rechargeable power source or start a fire. Would my naïve approach diagrammed below work? I apologize for the poor drawing. What I am trying to show is that one lead to the LED comes directly from a rechargeable battery power source. The other lead would be a combination of the output of the two NO terminals on the reed switches. Thanks very much for any advice you can offer. Bob

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Harald Kapp

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Simply wire the reed switches in parallel. The the lights will be on if either or both doors are open.
 

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Thank you Harald for a prompt response. Although I think I know what it means to wire lights in parallel I am not so sure about switches. Would this be what you mean?
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Thanks, Bob
 
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