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kenny11876 03-04-2007 11:48 AM

bathroom light bar wiring
I am not an electrician, so I have a simple question to have answered. I am in the process of changing out my existing light bar in my bathroom. I have a double sink bathroom with a vanity light installed overhead between the 2 sinks, and is controlled by a light switch on the wall.

What I would like to do is purchase 2 separate vanity lights to install over each sink. Would I be able to take current electrical wiring that is used for the current vanity light and connect 2 sets of electrical wiring from above the sink? Basically, I just want to split it so I can connect 2 vanity light fixtures to it. I want to make sure I am not posing some sort of electrical/fire hazard by doing this.

redline 03-04-2007 12:34 PM

How many lights per fixture?

kenny11876 03-04-2007 07:08 PM

The original has 12 lights, and the 2 new fixtures will probably have 3-4 lights each.

redline 03-05-2007 07:25 AM

Does this circuit supply power to other outlets/lights?

kenny11876 03-05-2007 10:41 AM

The light switch controls only this fixture.

KUIPORNG 03-05-2007 03:38 PM

I think you have two challenge:

one is : do you want the separated lights to be on/off at the same time, if not, it would be more difficult

second is: you probably need to move the light position from center to left and right... that means breaking drywall and patching up...

the electricity connection itself if answer to one is No is very straight forward and I don't think load will be that much an issue as most circuit have left over load to be used... but you should check first by turning off your panel switch and see how many devices are off...

jwhite 03-05-2007 06:25 PM

load should not be a problem, since the OP is reducing the circuit by 4 bulbs.

the electric should be easy, but the drywall work will not.

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