Recessed lighting Help pls

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Old 02-04-10, 06:50 AM
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Recessed lighting Help pls

Ok so start off I am very new to electricity. Basically I have an apartment building and in one unit I am putting two recessed lights in the kitchen in a soffit I had to make.

My question is when wiring these:

I have an outlet in the wall I was planning on running power from the outlet to a switch then to the lights? Is this this simple? or more that I need to do?

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Old 02-04-10, 08:02 AM
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First off, because this is an apartment most states require the work to be done by a licensed contractor.

You may not tap into the circuits feeding the kitchen or dining room as they are part of the small appliance branch circuits. Your electrician will need to find power else ware.
 
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Old 02-04-10, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by tjones2787 View Post
I have an outlet in the wall I was planning on running power from the outlet to a switch then to the lights? Is this this simple? or more that I need to do?
If this wall outlet is in the bathroom, laundry, kitchen, dining room, pantry or similar area you cannot extend it for lighting. If it is in another area, you may be able to extend it, but we'll need to know what else is on the circuit to know for sure.
 
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