Re: Attic lighting question about adding 1 or 2 more fixtures inline with the existin
Side note: don't overload the attic floor. If your home is built with standard trusses from a manufacturer, chances are they are not rated for any kind of loading. If the bottom chord of the truss is supported by other walls, you may be able to load it more, but only a structural engineer could tell you by how much.
Originally Posted by cubangt
No. Pull-string fixtures have the switch integrated into the socket; you cannot connect additional fixtures to that pull string switch.
So my question is, can I wire up 1 or 2 more light fixtures in line with the existing one(it would be the source for all 2 or 3 lights) and control all of them with 1 pull string?
A switch will be your best bet. I would recommend installing a switch with a pilot indicator in the wall below the pull-down stairs. That way, you'll notice whether or not you left the light on without having to pull down the stairs.
I don't need to stick with the pull string, figured I would see if its possible to just add more to the line and control with 1 pull string, if I need to, I could always get rid of the pull string types and just run the 2 or 3 lights with a switch..
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.