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Old 07-13-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
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I am planning to place 6 can recessed lighting in my living room and to get power from a switch controled receptacle.

Note: i do not knoe where the power is coming from the switch or receptacle. I do not know where to start. Reading different book no help.

I it feasible to do a parallel connection on the recessed lighting and just plug it to the outlet.

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Old 07-13-2010, 08:14 PM   #2
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I am planning to place 6 can recessed lighting in my living room and to get power from a switch controled receptacle.

Note: i do not knoe where the power is coming from the switch or receptacle. I do not know where to start. Reading different book no help.

I it feasible to do a parallel connection on the recessed lighting and just plug it to the outlet.

thanks
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Do you want the new lights to be on the switch? You could fish a wire from the switched outlet up to the recessed lights.

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It doesn't matter where the power comes from in such cases. You can feed those lights from the switch, and make the receptacle always hot.

If the switch only has 2 wires (black and white) connected to it, it's most likely a 2-wire switch loop. Rewiring at the outlet box can make that switch loop into a feed from the outlet. From there, you can feed and switch the line to your recessed lights.

OTOH, if the switch has both hot and neutral wires present, you can connect all the hots together on your line side, and then use the switch to power your recessed lights.
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my switch controls both receptacle what i would like to do is use the switch to control my recessive lighting is there a link yo get some diagrams.

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