Add light to switch controlling outlets


Old 11-19-12, 01:02 AM
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Add light to switch controlling outlets

Our main bedroom has a light switch controlling two outlets, but no overhead light. I'm considering adding an overhead light to the switch, but wondering how complex it would be to have the switch run the light in addition to the outlets. Can anyone give me some direction about how feasible this is and/or direct me to a DIY guide for something like this? Thanks!

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Old 11-19-12, 03:21 AM
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It is doable but how and how easy depends on if power comes to the receptacle or the switch first and if you have accessible space above or below to easily fish wires from.
Old 11-19-12, 06:08 AM
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If you tell use the wire colors and number at the switch box we can help figure this out. Your wiring also need to contain a grounding means.

If you do not have access above or below you will have some drywall patching to do from running the new cables.

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