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redhillbob
Adding bathroom light over shower

Want to add a shower light in my bathroom and wanted to know if the wiring I have is correct. When I started I had two switches, one controls the existing bathroom light, and the other the fan. So my question is do I just run the wire from the new shower light to the existing light switch and connect black to black and white to white and ground to ground, sounds to easy.

dj1
Re: Adding bathroom light over shower

Don't disconnect any wires, yet.

Look in your old fixture. If you see a black and a white, the answer is yes. Now look in the light switch: do you see 2 blacks?The black in the old fixture actually comes from the switch.

If your switch has a black and a white (black = "hot" in and white "hot" goes to the old fixture), then your old fixture should have 2 whites. If that's the case, you have to determine which one is the hot (if not labeled so) by testing. Using a simple tester, flip the switch and find the hot wire. Connect the new fixture accordingly.

ccproducer
Re: Adding bathroom light over shower

Well said dj1, I agree with you

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