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Old 07-12-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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wall sconces from an outlet? Illegal?


Hello and thanks to all ..
Remodel includes adding wall sconces around a mirror and was wondering ..

Is it illegal to use an existing outlet to run the lights and switch off of?

This would, by far, be the easiest way to accomplish what we are doing but it needs to pass inspection (California)..

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Depnds!
Bathroom, maybe, Kitchen , No!
Where is the receptacle, and what is it feeding?

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Thanks. ..

The outlet is the last outlet on a GFCI run .. the lighting would be 2 wall sconces ...
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Without knowing what the GFI is specifically feeding I would say you cannot add the sconces. Most GFI protected circuits in a dwelling are rather strict about the loads they can serve.
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