How to Switch Basement Lighting
Ask - saboteamos.info master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner add switching to basement lights that used to be controlled by a pull string
- Before doing any electrical work, ensure the power is turned off at the circuit breaker.
- It’s best to trace the path of power from the circuit panel to determine which fixtures are receiving constant power and which are receiving switched power.
- Setting basement lighting to one switch may be as simple as changing the path of power at one splice and require no additional rewiring.
- When rewiring, updating to an LED fixture can save electricity.
All materials for this project, including fixtures, non-metallic wire, and switch can be purchased at a home center or electrical supply house.
Scott installed the 7" Spin Light LED kit fixture (model# 54606242), manufactured by .
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