What is the proper wiring digram for wireing an existing celing light
with a pull cord ,to doing away with pullcord and instaling a wall
switch.?I know you have to split wires i just forgot the proper way.
Currently both the hot wire and the neutral wire connect directly to the
fixture. When you have a wall switch, the hot wire goes to the switch on one
wire and back from the switch on the other wire, where it is connected to
the hot side of the fixture. The neutral remains connected directly to the
Stay out of trouble and pay attention to your color codes: the black
(hot) wire at the box connects to the new black wire to the switch and
the return (white) wire from the switch connects to the fixture. Code
calls for the white wire to be permanently marked black with paint,
tape, whatever. You may already know this, but it's aways good to
pull a 2-wire with ground cable from the ceiling box to the switch box
existing black connects to new black with wire nut
put a ring of black tape around each end of the white wire in the new
cable to designate it as "switched hot"
at switch box black goes to "line" and white with black tape goes to
"load" side of switch (if switch is not marked, it doesn't matter)
in ceiling box white with black tape goes to black of light fixture
white remains as is (there is no neutral available in the switch box if
you follow this method)
hope this helps
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