I have a raised deck with walkway underneath. I'm in the process of resurfacing it and I'd like the switch to the sconces above and below the deck (different switches) to also light the deck (above along the railing; below along ceiling). If I had to, on top, I could run a plug-in transformer from the outdoor outlet. I don't like this solution because it's messy and uses an outlet and I don't have the control of the indoor switch (which can eventually be connected as a smart switch with motion sensors etc).
I'm considering the following options:
- GIVE UP - just plug in up top, and accept the fact underneath will always be dark.
- TRANSFORMER OFF SCONCE? - Wire outdoor LV transformer off of sconces and run LE/LED setup off that. Per code, all connections to the transformer would have to be in the box behind the sconce. Is this even possible? per code? I've never seen this done.
- NEW OUTLETS. Would have to go through brick (top level) or concrete (bottom level) to tap into the indoor circuit so that I could connect a LV/LED system at each level.
- NEW OUTLET somewhere else - find the easiest but closest place (I assume there's some length rules) to hook up a new outlet and try and connect the transformers from both locations.
Any other suggestions. Is #2 possible? I did something similar in my bathroom (tapping into a bathroom fan connection behind a wall plate), but this is outside and off of a sconce and I've never seen this before.