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Old 06-04-2009, 02:27 AM   #1
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I need more batchroom lights

Hello all!

I would like to add some lighting to my bathroom. What I want to do is add the big bulbs that recess into the ceiling. I would like to add at least 3. My questions are can I just wire into the existing lights and how hard will the wiring be.

I don't think I'll have any problems installing the lights but I have "0" electrical experience. If its just a matter of placing black to black or green to green wires I think I can manage but really wanted to get some advice before I tackled the project. Thanks for any help given
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:14 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by kyle450rider View Post
I need more batchroom lights
Is this Archie Bunker speak for "bathroom"?

Hey, I have to say. Adding recessed lighting to a room is not exactly a good first project. Not that it is very hard, but it is way more involved that simply adding a light fixture.
Do you have anyone who can help you along on site? That would be my advice.

Asking how to do this with every detail over the internet is kind of touchy since you have no idea what you are doing, and it is very tedious for us here since we need to try and provide every single small detail related to the job.
I myself typically don't give that sort of advice, but there are some here that probably will if you are still eager.
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:31 AM   #3
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The wiring itself isn't complicated, but there are various scenario that you might have. For example, do you have another switch where power comes in to which you can add maybe a double switch (two switches that take up the space of one receptacle) and then add the new cable from that box to your new fixture.

How easy or difficult your project is will depend on whether or not you have access to wall and ceiling spaces where you are installing the fixture and switch.
Do you have another light where you can daisy-chain the power from?
All of these questions need to be answered before you begin.

Also, a visit to your local library to pick up a book on DIY electrical would be a good help. There are quite a few that are quite good.

Hope this helps


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