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Forgive me if I butcher my explanation for what I need help with...I have a light switch that previously operated the top half of my receptacles, but when I replaced them earlier this year, I chose to have the receptacles always on (never broke off the tab). I want to instead use that light switch to turn on new recessed lighting that I will be installing. When I went up to the attic to try to find the wires, I couldn't find them anywhere, and I could only see a single black and white wire connected to the light switch, so after doing some research I came to the conclusion that it is a switch loop, so the power is going through the receptacles first and then up to the switch. The receptacles that used to work off the switch have 14/3 wires between them, but the wiring leading from the last receptacle into the light switch box is just a 14/2, which I'm guessing would be a problem if I want to use the switch to control the recessed lighting since I don't have a neutral wire to connect to.

What are my options for getting the light switch to control the recessed lighting I will be installing? Do I need to rip apart the wall and replace the 14/2 with 14/3? Or can I attempt to drop the new cable from the recessed lighting directly down into one of the receptacles?

Thank you in advance!
 

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Remove the white wire from the switch.
In the last receptacle, remove the white wire from the hot wire and connect it to the other white wires.
Now you have a hot and a neutral at the switch location.
Add a cable from the switch to the recessed light, all set
 
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