How To Wire a New Switch and Ceiling Light
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
Dennis in New York asks: How do I wire the new switch using power from the existing power line to turn on and off the new ceiling light? How to Wire a New Switch from an Existing Power Source.
Wiring a Wall Switch for Light Fixtures
- I have a wall switch that controls an outlet so I can turn it off and on.
- There is a lamp is plugged into the outlet now.
- A 14/2 power line (red, black and ground) goes to the switch now from wall plug.
- I ran a second 14/2 line from the wall switch box to a ceiling box for a light.
This electrical question came from: Dennis, a Handyman from Lewiston, New York.
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Additional Comments: Great web site, very helpful.
Thanks for your electrical question Dennis.
How to Wire a New Switch from an Existing Power Source
- Dennis, complete wiring diagrams can be found by following the links below.
- You must also understand that a neutral is required in order for the light switch to work and your wall switch box might not have a neutral wire available, so additional wiring may be required to obtain the neutral wire from the outlet.
- Complete wiring diagrams can be found by following the information below.
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