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Old 03-08-08, 05:38 PM
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from existing light to install recept

i have a light fixture installed and it works fine. can i connect 2 wires from those 2 light wires and install receptacle. there is no switch installed for the light, it is installed directly to the power supply.

****will it blow power if i install receptacle and plug in portable light? thank you all.
 
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it is installed directly to the power supply.
If this is a "Low Voltage" light, then no you may not.

A bit more details would help. Where is the lamp, and why is it always on?...Is there NO switch at all.....? Is this a Security lamp?
 
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there is NO switch at all, it is for a small stairwell. and would like to plug in emergency light which has battery to be charged and in a case of a power failure emerg light would come On.

power supply is 115 volts. thank you.
 
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Then Yes you may....


However, I would be a bit leary of plugging a charger into the circuit You need Protected. If by chance the breaker were to trip, Youve lost lights in the stairwell, and The charger , at the same time. Is there another circuit close by that you could use for this New intended receptacle?

Also, dependent on local safety codes, There may be a special procedure for accomplishing this. There are a few "Commercial Electricians" here on the forum, who would know much more about "Emergency Lighting " than I.
 
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No problem with your plan then.
 
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guys thank you so much, you saved me so much worry.
 
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What about using a light socket to outlet adaptor?
 
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