Installing Recessed Lights

Old 11-10-20, 09:19 AM
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Installing Recessed Lights

I am wanting to install 6 recessed light in living room. I have one canned recessed light over stairs that come into living room. My main question is can I just hook into the power for the one recessed light by adding a J box in the attic or do I need to start at the switch for the current light and fish new romex into attic. I guess my thought is it should be a fairly simple project since I have one recessed light on the switch I want to control the new recessed lights but want to make sure I am not missing something.
Old 11-10-20, 07:13 PM
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Not quite clear...... do you want all the lights to work on the existing switch?
If yes..... you can either install a junction box in the line going to the first light fixture or connect directly at the fixture.

If you are considering a second switch..... you may be able to connect at the current light switch.
We'd need to know what's in that box for wiring.
Old 11-10-20, 10:15 PM
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Also need to consider what else is on that circuit and if additional lights will exceed capacity.

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