How to Install Wiring for a Ceiling Light Fixture
Electrical Wiring Diagrams for Installing a Ceiling light in a Living Room. A ceiling box should be installed and the converted cable from the wall receptacle can be installed up to the new ceiling light fixture.
Wiring Diagrams for Ceiling Light Fixtures
Electrical Question: I want to put a ceiling light in living room.
- I have a wall switch that is dead and want to connect the light to it.
- I have enough room above the ceiling.
- There is not an existing ceiling light fixture box.
- I think the switch used to control a receptacle.
This electrical question came from: Bob, a Homeowner from White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Bob.
Installing Ceiling Light Fixtures
- The wiring that was used for the switched wall receptacle can be converted to be used for the ceiling light fixture.
- A ceiling box should be installed and the converted cable from the wall receptacle can be installed up to the new ceiling light fixture.
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