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Old 03-17-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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Additional outdoor lighting suggestion

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I have an existing light controlled by the light switch. I want to install a new light (labeled as new light in the drawing). I would like this new light to be controlled by the same light switch as the existing light. The side of the house is aluminum siding.

What's the best way to run electricals to the new light switch location? The only source of power nearby is an outlet on the opposite side of the new light switch location. I'm not sure if its so useful since I have to wire the 2 lights together.

Please advise. I would prefer to have the electricals be run behind the aluminum siding. Conduit running outside just doesn't look good.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Can you get into the attic above this room? If so fish a cable down to the existing light and then fish the other end down to the new light.

Or fish up from the basement or crawl space.

If you tell us you have no attic access and the house is on a slab, you have few options:

Conduit or cut drywall in room.


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