Adding Recessed Lights to a Bedroom Outlet Circuit
Phil in California asks: Is it acceptable to use the circuit supplying the bedroom receptacles for new recessed Lighting fixtures in the same room?
Adding Recessed Lights
Electrical Question: Is it acceptable to use the bedroom receptacle circuit for new recessed Lighting fixtures?
Is it acceptable to use circuit supplying bedroom receptacles for new recessed lighting fixtures in the same room? I’m in California, the Home was built in 1984.
This electrical wiring question came from Phil, a Handyman in San Diego, California.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Phil.
Adding Recessed Lights to the Bedroom Outlet Circuit
Application: Electrical Wiring for Recessed Lights.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Recessed Light, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Recessed Light should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in San Diego, California. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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Add to the Wiring a Recessed Light in a Bedroom
This electrical wiring project is about Adding Recessed Lights in the Bedroom of a Old Home.
Adding Recessed Lights to the Wiring
- Phil, from what you have described, typically a bedroom circuit may also be used for the light fixtures in the room provided the circuit has enough extra capacity to handle the additional electrical load that will be placed on the circuit.
- Keep in mind that local code adoption regarding AFCI circuit protection will apply.
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