As far as I know that wouldn't be possible without wiring the lights in series. If it is possible, then I could have done my recent project a little more easily.
"" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
I ask because I was in a situation recently in my basement where my best option was to have a light switch at the end of a run of lights, and this was the only way I could figure. In the end, since I had no 12/3 but a crap load of 12/2 I was unlikely to need, I just rejiggered and made the run a little longer than it needed to be in order to use what I had.
If it had turned out I could have done the shorter run with only 12/2 I'd be kicking myself