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Old 07-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Power feed to ceiling lights

I am running new wire for new lighting for kitchen renovation. It will simplify wiring if I can run the power feed directly to ceiling fixture and run just a switch wire from the wall switch. Is this permitted by code?

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Yes it is.

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NEC2011 requires neutral in the switch box. If you run a switch loop use 3 wire cable and include the neutral.
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