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How Can I Have a Light Switch that Has a Light In the Switch?

I have a ceiling light in my bathroom with two 3way switches. I want to add some sort of a light Or lighted switch that would be on when the bathroom light is on, how can I wire this?

Lighted Light Switch
Electrical Question:  I want to add  a light or lighted switch that would be on when the bathroom light is on?

I have a ceiling light in my bathroom with two 3way switches. I want to add some sort of a light or lighted switch that would be on when the bathroom light is on, how can I wire this?

This electrical wiring question came from Ted, a Handyman in New York.

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

How to Wire a New Circuit a Occupancy Switch

Application: Wire a New Lighted Light Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. This electrical project is best performed by a Licensed 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 Occupancy 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 Occupancy 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 New York. A permit and inspections may also be required.

Wire a Lighted Switch or Indicator Light in a Bathroom

This electrical wiring project is about Wiring a Lighted Switch in the Bathroom of a Very Old Home.

Installing a Lighted 3Way Switch
Hi Ted, Great Question!

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