Adding a flood light

paco6945October 17, 2010

I've got an outdoor floodlight (150W) that is connected to a single 20 amp breaker. I want to add 2 more flood lights, with a separate switch to control the new lights.

Is there any problem with doing this? And would I just run the wire for the new floods out of the existing junction box?

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randy427

Done correctly, there is no problem with what you propose, providing the 'existing junction box' has an 'always hot' lead (i.e. one that is not controled by a switch) as well as a neutral and a ground.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 4:37PM
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smithy123

just be sure you use 12/2g for the wiring. i would reccomend 12/3g for a loop switch with the neu capped.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 11:49PM
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