I have a detached studio which has a motion sensing light above the front
door. There's a switch inside the studio which activates this light. I
always, without fail leave it in the on position.
Now, I want to put a switched outlet in the studio. I would really like to
avoid cutting into the wall to add an additional switch. I am hoping to just
hard wire the outside motion-sensing light to a constant "on position" and
reuse the freed up switch to run the switched outlet. Since the ceiling is
not yet finished, I could easily run the new wires for the switched outlets
down from the framing header and save considerable time.
Are there any downsides to hardwiring the motion-sensing light? The fuse box
is nearby in case I need to do any work on that fixture, so I'm inclined to
just let 'er rip.