Electrical question about splicing into one hot wire for a light from a set of hots for 220 circuit

My Wife's mother wants a install an outdoor lighting fixture on the side of the house where there is no convenient power access. Instead of having to run a new 110v circuit 150ft, we were wondering about a nearby 220v circuit that feeds 1 evap cooler. Can we branch off from one of the hot 110 v lines to power an outdoor light using 2 90watt bulbs? will this lower the voltage of the tapped into hot line and cause a fault or power issue for the evap cooler? would tapping into each hot lines with only 1 90 watt bulb. be more viable solution. Or should we immediately stop thinking of such ridiculous things and smack ourselves for even thinking of such possibilities? hehe It just seems awefully expensive to accomodate this lighting desire. Can we extend off of a 110v receptacle circuit provided the wiring is suitable?
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Can we extend off of a 110v receptacle circuit provided the wiring is suitable?
Why isn't this your first choice, since it's straightforward and done all the time? I hope you intend to use an electrician for the actual work.
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No offense intended, but you don't seem to understand this stuff well enough to do it safely. Please hire a pro, or at least get hold of a few books so you can learn how to do it right. Improper wiring can kill.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Yes it can be done, BUT. You need to make sure that that 240V circuit has a neutral as well as a ground included (at least four wires) As the others have suggested, I will also. There are a few possible glitches that may come up and you may will miss one and end up with a dangerous situation if you want to do this yourself. I suggest hiring a professional. Also make sure you get a permit, it would not be good to find out that your home fire insurance will not pay off because of un-authorized wiring.
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I'd do it in a heartbeat - IF I had a good neutral for the 220V circuit. One hot plus the neutral equal normal 110v circuit, almost.
How about getting some 100 watt fluorescent bulbs? That would cut your draw down on your evaporative system by 2/3 or more.
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JimL wrote:

Do you mean 23-watt?
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Exactly. The package says 100 watts worth of light but only uses 23 watts.
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and the "watts" in an (incandescent) 100W bulb is electrical consumption, not light output. Incandescent bulbs aren't very efficient, so the light output is considerably less.
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snipped-for-privacy@privacy.net says...

Lumens is the measure of light output. Watts is the measure of electrical energy you're putting into the thing. What they're saying is that they put put the same light (lumens) as a 100W light bulb while consuming less than 1/4 the electricity.
Look at the lumens of any light bulb and compare that with the watts.
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The package says 100 watts in big bold print.
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snipped-for-privacy@privacy.net says...

What does the fine print say?
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Use a 220 volt lighting fixture........~:>
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