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Current situation: Great room is greatly deprived of light in one-half of the room.
Solution: Add two recessed lights to the current figuration.

I'm not sure how exactly to connect the new lights to the existing lights. I have seen where some explain to connect directly to one light and not to both. Or connect directly to the one light switch that is connected to the source.

I'll attach a rough sketch of the current situation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Pete999

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if you're not altering the switching arrangements, loop off the existing lighting points.
 

telectrix

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loop from whichever light is easier. if you wanted to really push the boat out, you could switch the new lights independently, but that would involve a fair bit of additional wiring.
 

Pete999

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I was about to buy wiring. Since I'm going to loop to another light, should I buy 14/2 instead of 14/3?
1.5 T and E would be best don't understand US wires 14/2 14/3 is an alien conception to most UK sparks care to explain?
 
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1.5 T and E would be best don't understand US wires 14/2 14/3 is an alien conception to most UK sparks care to explain?
;) Likewise, 14 gauge wire with 2 or 3 conductors.
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Seems to be equivalent. But looking up the difference also helped answer my own question. Thanks again. :D CHEERIO! haha
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;) Likewise, 14 gauge wire with 2 or 3 conductors.
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Seems to be equivalent. But looking up the difference also helped answer my own question. Thanks again. :D CHEERIO! haha
Ironically, 14-3 has an extra "hot" wire. It was in my name the whole time :p
 
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Megawatt

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I was about to buy wiring. Since I'm going to loop to another light, should I buy 14/2 instead of 14/3?
Extra wire you would need to buy 14/2 with ground. Are you an electrician or can you get one, you don’t need to do it yourself
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Current situation: Great room is greatly deprived of light in one-half of the room.
Solution: Add two recessed lights to the current figuration.

I'm not sure how exactly to connect the new lights to the existing lights. I have seen where some explain to connect directly to one light and not to both. Or connect directly to the one light switch that is connected to the source.

I'll attach a rough sketch of the current situation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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A electrician would probably tap on to one of the other 2 lights and not come from the switch
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Wheres Megawatt when you need him
Littlespark I took a nap thanks for the help
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Current situation: Great room is greatly deprived of light in one-half of the room.
Solution: Add two recessed lights to the current figuration.

I'm not sure how exactly to connect the new lights to the existing lights. I have seen where some explain to connect directly to one light and not to both. Or connect directly to the one light switch that is connected to the source.

I'll attach a rough sketch of the current situation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

View attachment 52134
Hire you an electrician please
 
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