Welcome to our Electrical Project: WIRING IN SWITCHED WALL LIGHTS
" How can I introduce another light or lights into my room switched independently of my
Please remember when attempting any electrical installations at home that you are obliged to
get the completed job tested by a fully qualified electrician and obtain a minor works
certificate. Failure to do this may render your house insurance invalid and you may have
difficulty selling your home.
As with our bathroom project, we believe in realism and although we didn't have a specific
contract to carry out this operation, we have made up a circuit board, using the actual fittings,
for you to view. Our project shows 2 wall lights added, but the same circuit can be used for an
additional ceiling light switched independently.
You will need:
1 x 20 amp junction box (3 terminal)
1 x 20amp junction box (4 terminal)
1 x 1 way switch
1 x single pattress box with grommet.
1.5mm cable to suit. (click, and see rules)
• Earth sleeve........Red tape
• Cable clips..........Screws
• Wall conduit for 1.5mm cable.
• We have used 20amp junction boxes to allow more room.
STEP 1. (Do not cut or remove any cables or wires
without first turning your power off and removing the fuse
from the circuit you are working on. If working with "trip
switches" put a large note on the consumer unit. You may
have turned the power off and be in the loft, when an
unknowing family member thinks the lights have tripped and
flicks the switch..!)
Think carefully about the position of your new light/s and
mark the wall, make your holes and chases, and all new
connections before making the final connections to the
existing circuit. That way you can keep the lights on as long
(Click on any image to see a bigger picture)
Trace a lighting cable from the light point nearest to the position of your new light/s. (do not
disconnect or cut anything yet) You need a cable that does not go to