Strip the last one inch of your new black wire and place all three black wires together.
Adding a wall switch to a light.
Twist the wire nut onto the three wires to secure them.
Unscrew the wire nut holding the two white wires together.
Place the scrap plywood between the pry bar and the wall and gently pry the baseboard free of the.
Mark this wire black.
To wire the ceiling fixture to the new wall switch first connect the copper grounding wire to the fixture.
Prep for installing toggle switch.
If your wiring is long enough you can use it to run to the switch.
How to add a wall switch to a light fixture that is turned on and off by a chain cord decide where you want to place your switch.
Install the new light fixture and fish the wires down to the switch box.
Unscrew the wire nut holding the two black wires together on your existing light.
Disconnect the wiring from the light fixture and outlet.
First make sure the toggle switch fits between the plate and wall.
Gently tap the curved end of the flat pry bar between the baseboard and wall at the stud locations.
If not you ll have to wire a longer wire from the light fixture to the switch or from the switch to the power source.
Place the light switch inside the wall box and tighten the mounting screws with a phillips screwdriver.
Place the cover plate over the switch and secure it with the holding screws.
The toggle switches cost approximately 4 each.
Then splice the fixture s black lead into the new black wire.
Restore power and operate the light with the new switch.
The light can be switched independently of the main lights in the room which means it can serve as a night light above the bed a reading light in the bedroom a hall light which can be operated from somewhere other than the hall an outside light operated from indoors a reading.
Adding a wall light to a room can have a number of advantages.
After removing the black wire to the fixture s lead splice it into the new white wire.
Generally wall switches are on the right hand side a few feet metres past the door opening.
All that to say that this is the way that one can macgyver any wall sconce to have a switch.