Options for Wiring Bedroom Lighting
How to Wire Lighting for a Bedroom and Decide Fixture Types and Light Switch Options
How to Wire Lighting for a Bedroom
[ad#block]Electrical Question: We are purchasing a spec house (in South Carolina). The builder forgot to install wiring for an overhead light in the master bedroom, but did provide a switch for the non-existent wiring. Our home inspector “thought” it might be required by code to have wiring for an overhead light, but he wasn’t sure.
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This electrical question came from: Jennifer, a Homeowner from Fort Mill, South Carolina.
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Thanks for your electrical question Jennifer.
Bedroom Lighting Requirements
Planning Fixture Types and Light Switch Options
- Bedrooms should either have a wall outlet or an overhead light that is controlled by a wall switch located at the entry of the bedroom.
- If the bedroom does not have a ceiling light then an available power source may be located and extended to the desired location and wired to be controlled by the wall switch.
- Light fixtures should be selected before the electrical wiring is installed for the light and the switch or dimmer when the light fixture will not be the standard 120 volt.
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I’m wiring a new ceiling light and I’m wondering if i need to fish down all the way to the powered outlet or can I just splice that same wire in my attic? There is no existing power for the ceiling fixture. I also know how to get the switch powered to the light.
Electrical Power for a Ceiling Fan
There are a variety of ways to provide power for a ceiling fan including fishing down the wall to a receptacle or switch box, and splicing with a circuit in the attic is one way as well. The point is to install the additional wiring correctly, according to code, and to have the appropriate inspections.
It should be noted that wiring in the attic should be positively identified as an appropriate source of power before making the splice.
I hope this helps,