How To Wire a New Switch and Ceiling Light


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How do I wire the new switch using power from the existing power line to turn on and off the new ceiling light? Dave the electrician explains How to Wire a New Switch from an Existing Power Source.


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Electrical Wiring Question:  How do I wire the new switch using power from the existing power line to turn on and off the new ceiling light?

This electrical question came from: Dennis, a Handyman from Lewiston, New York.
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Additional Comments: Great web site, very helpful.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Dennis.

How to Wire a New Ceiling Light and Wall Switch

Application: Wiring for a Light Switch and a New Ceiling Light.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional light fixture and switch wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Wiring a New Ceiling Light and Switch from an Existing Power Source

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Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all projects.

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