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federer 01-15-2013 03:52 PM

new light deadline! where can i get this
 
So we are progressing along upstairs, and the current phase is putting up new ceiling in the bedroom. However, before we do that, i want to install some new LED lights. I already have 2 LED disc lights wired to a switch.

my project is this: i want to install 2 more LED lights in the ceiling, but this time instead of a switch i want to be able to use a remote to turn them on and off. Where/ how can i do this?

basically something like a tv except the remote will be for controlling a set of lights.
thanks!

Jim Port 01-15-2013 04:28 PM

Lutron makes a remote switch. Check the Maestro line.

federer 01-15-2013 05:02 PM

jim! thanks for looking here. havent seen you here in forever. i dont come up to the electrical section much haha

federer 01-15-2013 07:21 PM

nevermind i found something else.

new question-how do i install new incandescent sockets? i am thinking i want 2 or 3

edit again-can i chain it with the other LED disc light i already have up?

federer 01-15-2013 07:56 PM

here is a pic of what is up now. the light is wired to a switch at the wall. if i connect the new LED remote lights to this light, i can still use the remote for the new lights right? since the IR or whatever is built into the light itself.

http://i.imgur.com/LjxyH.jpg

Jim Port 01-15-2013 09:38 PM

Unless there is constant power at the new light the existing switch would need to be on for the remote to work.

federer 01-15-2013 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 1094481)
Unless there is constant power at the new light the existing switch would need to be on for the remote to work.

so basically i should wire a new line so its always hot.

because the switch goes on and off. when i turn it off the remote is thus disabled as well.

is thsi right?

federer 01-15-2013 10:19 PM

so i guess my question is how do i add in a new line? i would like to keep the switched light to the switch

sublime2 01-15-2013 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by federer (Post 1094517)
so basically i should wire a new line so its always hot.

because the switch goes on and off. when i turn it off the remote is thus disabled as well.

is thsi right?

From your pic there looks to be 2 lines running from the light. If so, you may be able to get power from the light.
How many wire in the box where the switch is?

Jim Port 01-15-2013 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by federer (Post 1094517)
so basically i should wire a new line so its always hot.

because the switch goes on and off. when i turn it off the remote is thus disabled as well.

is this right?

Correct.

Jim Port 01-15-2013 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by federer (Post 1094520)
so i guess my question is how do i add in a new line? i would like to keep the switched light to the switch

Find a source of power and run that to a new fixture. Leave the existing wiring alone.

federer 01-15-2013 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublime2 (Post 1094538)
From your pic there looks to be 2 lines running from the light. If so, you may be able to get power from the light.
How many wire in the box where the switch is?

good eye! yea so i have 2 LED lights i plan on putting up. one is in the pic, the other one i have not connected yet. so thats what the loose line is for. it terminates there.

so both of those lights are on the switch.

federer 01-15-2013 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 1094542)
Find a source of power and run that to a new fixture. Leave the existing wiring alone.

whats an easy way to do this? do i just go in the next room and splice in a new line, and drag it over to use?

federer 01-16-2013 01:27 AM

just spent the last few hours reading. wow electricians are tough!

so i am only adding 2 new LED lights at like 5 watts each. is there a way to splice new wire from the existing switch, but have it always be hot?

these are the ones i am adding
http://www.amazon.com/HitLights-Colo...I1QVRU63XR1RDM

federer 01-16-2013 01:46 AM

ok so here is my new idea:
i have an outlet in the room. i believe its hot. can i just splice into the outlet for my new lights?
in the case that i can do this, when i go to make the connections, am i allowed to put the 2 hot black wires on the same screw?( white goes to the other screw, and ground goes to green)


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