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I would like to add an overhead light to the master bedroom, I’m just not sure how to wire the switch that controls outlets controlled by the switch.

Adding a Light to an Existing Switch
Electrical Question: I would like to add an overhead light to the master bedroom, I’m just not sure how to wire the switch that controls outlets controlled by the switch.

My electrical wiring project involves Add to the Wiring a Switch in the Bedroom of a House.

This electrical wiring question came from Brian, a Homeowner in Olympia, Washington.

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Brian.

How to Add a Ceiling Light to a Bedroom

Application: Add Wiring for a Ceiling Light Fixture.
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 Switch, 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 Switch 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 Olympia, Washington. A permit and inspections may also be required.
Resources to help you do electrical wiring in your area:
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