Existing Light and Outlet Wiring
Debbie in Massachusetts asks: I have an existing light that is controlled by a switch, How Can I Extend the Wiring for a New Switched Outlet?
Extending Wiring for a New Switched Outlet
I have an existing light that is controlled by a switch.
- What I want to do is pull the power from the light to go to another switch that will control an outlet.
- Is this possible?
- I have been unable to find a diagram that shows this.
This electrical question came from: Debbie, a Homeowner from Massachusetts.
Thanks for your electrical question Debbie.
Wiring for a New Switched Outlet
- This would depend if the light that you want to get the power from is the primary power source.
- If this is not the case then your new light switch and the outlet that it would be controlling would only work if the existing light is turned on.
The Following links will assist you with your Switched Outlet
Wiring Electrical Outlet for the Home
Home electrical wiring includes 110 volt outlets and 220 volt outlets and receptacles which are common place in every home. See how wiring electrical outlets for the home are done.
wiring a switch
Wiring a Light Switch – Diagram 1
Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.
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