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Add Lighting to Brighten Up Your Bedroom

I have an existing circuit in my bedroom and want to add lighting with switches in the closet. I figure I need to add a junction box and connect into the existing circuit….

 

Wiring Diagrams for Bedroom Light Fixtures and Switches
Background: Justin, a Homeowner from Santa Clara, Ca
Question: I have an existing circuit in my bedroom and want to add lighting with switches in the closet. I figure I need to add a junction box and connect into the existing circuit. I am looking for a wiring diagram to for this type of situation. Any suggestions or guidance you can provide would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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

The Following links will assist you with your electrical question:

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