I recently purchased an old house. The switch in the living room has two 14/2 wires. One is the line to the breaker and the other is to three outlets on one wall. I checked and the switch is wired to each entire outlet and not just the top of the duplex. A cover plate is in the ceiling where I thought a ceiling fan was removed. When I removed the plate I found one single (hot) strand of 14/2 romex that was not in a box. Yikes!
I have since put the ceiling line in a box and rewired the box where the switch was so the outlets are always hot. My goal is to install an overhead light. Note: When the breaker to the outlets is off, the ceiling line is still hot. I traced the breaker of the ceiling light and have confirmed it is separate from the outlets. I am familiar with x10 modules, but am not finding any module that doesn't require a switch to the overhead (which I do not have).
Does anyone know of a way I can control the overhead light I would like to install? I'd like to use something other than a remote, but if a remote exists, I can fashion a switch where the other switch was mounted. I would not like to have a pull chain as the light is over a coffee table and would be inconvenient.