Wiring a Light Fixture to a Switched Outlet
I want to install a light in a ceiling to control by a switch that controls a plug. How to Install a Light in a Ceiling that is Controlled by a Wall Switch that Operates an Outlet.
Ceiling Light and Wall Switch
Electrical Question: I want to install a light in a ceiling to control by a switch that controls a plug.
- I want the plug to stay hot, and the light to be controlled by the switch.
- The only source of power to the switch is a white and a black wire.
- How do I make the plug stay hot and control the ceiling light by the switch using the present source of electric to the plug?
This electrical question came from: Phillip, a Homeowner from Frankfort, Kentucky.
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Additional Comments: From what I see thus far it appears to be the answer to my question.
Thanks for your electrical question Phillip
How to Install a Ceiling Light to a Wall Switch that Operates an Outlet
Using a Switched Outlet to Power a Light Fixture
Installing a Light that will be controlled by a wall switch that already operates an outlet requires identifying and understanding the existing electrical wires.
Installing a Ceiling Light Controlled by a Wall Switch that Operates an Outlet
Using a Switched Outlet for a Light Fixture
- The wiring for the ceiling light fixture must be routed to the junction box where the neutral wire is located for the connection for the light fixture.
- The switched wiring that controls the outlet will need to be identified and rewired to control the light fixture.
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