Changing chandelier to Recessed lighting


Old 10-03-05, 09:14 PM
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Changing chandelier to Recessed lighting

I'l like to install recessed lighting into a room, probably around 4-6 cans. There is already a chandelier, which I'd like to remove and maybe replace with a ceiling fan. Is installing these as simple as connected the lights in series to each other? Or will I need to connect these to the wall switch? Any help and diagrams would be appreciated. I've relatively new at electrical work.

Old 10-04-05, 07:42 AM
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If you would like the new cans to be controlled by the same switch as the new ceiling fan (i.e., everything comes on and off at the same time), then you can just wire the new cans from the existing electrical box in the ceiling. However, many people would find this not to their liking.

Be aware that there are two common ways to wire switched fixtures, one involving a switch loop and one not. Before doing anything, you need to figure out which you have. This can be done by shutting off the breaker and examining the wiring in the switch box.

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