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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.
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Lutron makes a remote switch. Check the Maestro line.
 
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jim! thanks for looking here. havent seen you here in forever. i dont come up to the electrical section much haha
 

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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?
 

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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.

 

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

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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?
 

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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
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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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