"Al Reynolds" wrote
| > It's almost certain that the wiring to the switch won't provide what
| > you need to run a lamp. You'll need to run a feed to the second lamp
| > from the existing hall light if you want them both switched by the
| > same switch.
Or even if you don't want the cupboard light on the same switch, as there
won't be a neutral at the switch.
| Unless you happen to live in Scotland, where regs have power
| going to the switch and then to the bulb. That way, when you
| turn off the switch, _nothing_ is live at the bulb. Makes for
| crowded switch boxes though!
What regs? The IEE Wiring Regs are the same in E&W as Scotland. Looping-in
at switches is a little unconventional but (provided you have the
appropriate terminals safely contained, and not a Scruit or bit of choccy
bloc rattling round in the box) AFAIK completely compliant with the Regs.