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Old 01-08-2016, 09:53 PM   #1
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Basement lighting


Can post a picture later if it is hard to understand, but I'm sure everyone will get this problem.

Just bought a new house with a partially finished basement. It has a fixed ceili with 3 lights. One of the lights turns on and off by a switch at the basement entrance (top of stairs). The other two lights are old pull string.

I want to put some LED recessed lights in, but I want them all to be attached to the light switch. So how can I connect all of them if the ceiling is already fixed?

Trying to figure it out, but guessing I will have to tear down a lot of the ceiling to run the wiring and install the new lights
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An Electrician may be able to fish wires to eliminate or minimize repair to the ceiling.

It's nothing you can be taught here.

Not DIY stuff.
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You will need to fish cable to the existing fixture and tie in there. it may involve making some holes in the existing ceiling.
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