How do I add new bathroom lights?

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Took down the soffit with fluorescent light on exterior block wall. There is only a 2 inch space between the drywall and cement block wall. Where would I put new lights? How would I put new lights if there is only one wire coming out of wall?I’m perplexed for a design.

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  • Marie Entz Marie Entz on Aug 24, 2018

    how about hanging lights from the ceiling?

  • Linda Linda on Aug 24, 2018

    You should really have the wire that comes through the wall coming into an electrical box. You can purchase ones that are shallow and fit onto the drywall. See: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Garvin-3-1-2-in-Round-1-2-Deep-Pan-Box-46111-OW/206811307


    You could then mount the light or light bar onto it.

  • Al and Linda S Al and Linda S on Aug 25, 2018

    you really don't need a pan box if you connect directly to the light. What kind of light(s) would you like to put up? From there, then the decision would be how to hide the wiring which has many options.

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    • June Lovell- Paul June Lovell- Paul on Aug 25, 2018

      Thanks. I thought about a strip of light but it would have to be very wide and then need to get another over to the other sink.

      I was trying to avoid taking out drywall. Maybe recessed lights in the ceiling? I probably need an electrician

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Dec 22, 2018

    It used to be that it was necessary to install separate junction boxes or completely separate wires when additional lighting was needed in a room, due to the wattage of the incandescent bulbs. However, now with LED bulbs that require less energy to emit the same light output, this may no longer be required.


    If the point where your wires are coming out of is the only location in the ceiling where light fixtures can be hard wired (and function from the wall on/off switch) then what you will need is called conduit.

    Conduit is when wires are run to additional locations on the outside of a finished ceiling or walls, rather than inside.


    As this is a bathroom, a room in the home where there is open water, high moisture, and electricity, I would advise you to consult an electrician. It is important that the project is completed to code for safety reasons.

  • Oliva Oliva on Dec 28, 2018

    Could one wall of mirror be reduced in size or eliminated to permit more wall mount lighting on either side of mirrors?


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