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09:55AM | 11/10/11
Member Since: 07/29/04
2 lifetime posts
I have an outlet a foot off the ground and want to ultimately run hand a ceiling light near this location. Would it be possible to run a switch from this outlet first and then run a line from the switch to the light? Or do i have to split the wiring before the outlet and run into the outlet and switch separately?

I searched the forums and didn't see anything specific to this.


05:46PM | 11/10/11
Member Since: 10/05/98
25 lifetime posts
Hi Tuleya,

Great to see you're a long-time forum member! This question sounds like a good one to ask Bob directly. I've entered it in the "Just Ask Bob" forum, where Bob answers questions on video. Check back in a week or so ... and keep on coming to the forums!



04:37PM | 11/11/11
Member Since: 07/22/04
649 lifetime posts
Wait for Bob's answer but basically what you're going to do is extend the wire from the outlet,keeping the white(neutral)intact to the new light's white,and put a break in the black(hot)where you put the switch.
The answer to your question is yes you can.


02:59AM | 02/13/12
Member Since: 02/13/12
6 lifetime posts
I hope to see bob has to say about this issue. I think what you have is a common problem that people face, and the solution can be very easy depending on your experience. When it comes to lighting, there are only a few ways to go about connecting the wires.

John -

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