hI have an existing light with power from a junction box operated by a pull chain. Can I add a new light and have it operated by the existing pull chain. Would like to have both lights turn on at the same time.

  • Maybe. Can you show us a picture of the back side of the fixture? You can edit your post to add a pic. Nov 11 '19 at 19:09
  • Both black and white wires are added to the appropriate terminals.
    – Pete Piza
    Nov 11 '19 at 21:01
  • I'm sure. I'm looking for other stuff. Nov 11 '19 at 21:02

Possible, with a change of fixture

I mean, we are dealing with a 2 dollar lightbulb holder here.

The problem is, we will need to feed the downline light with a) neutral, and b) switched-hot: the electrical point between the switch and the bulb.

On this particular fixture, the switch and socket base are integral, and they don't make that point accessible. At all.

So you'd need to find a model of fixture where they do expose it at a tappable screw.

At that point, neutral would stay where it is, and hot for the downline cable would be placed on the screw.


Yes, get one of those socket to outlet extenders and an extension cord, and a plug to socket adapter. You can figure out the rest.

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  • So, a field-built swag :) with adequate physical support, this works under Code Nov 14 '19 at 1:07

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