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    Can i control living & dining room lighting separately?

    Electricians

    Hi,

    I have a combined living/dining room with separate light fittings for the living and dining room areas. The problem is that both areas are controlled by the same single light switch. How much work would be required and what would the cost be to remove the single switch and install two separate switches to control both areas individually.

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    Asked by Akeem on 25th Nov 2019
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    MTech Electrical Services

    "It will mean opening the ceiling to run a separate switch cable to the separate the light controls."

    Answered on 25th Nov 2019 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
    AC Property services

    "Hi,
    Yes it's possible to split the switching of the two lights.
    The process is not straight forward and depending on the position of the other switch and the accessibility of the cabling will determine the cost.
    I couldn't give a price without seeing what the job entails."

    Answered on 25th Nov 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    R. J Company

    "Hi, what's your walls structure? The price is going to depend if it is brick or plaster board."

    Answered on 25th Nov 2019 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    LSB Electrical Solutions

    "Hi, hope you are well Akeem.

    The combined living/dining room may require additional cable to be installed to allow lights to be separated or it could be just a case of changing the switch. All depends on the existing wiring.
    Thanks,
    Liam at LSB Electrical."

    Answered on 26th Nov 2019 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    M.Geoghegan

    "It depends on the type of construction of your house. One solution which would not cause any disruption would be the use of smart light bulbs and a remote control. Hard wiring a second switch would cost in the region of £150."

    Answered on 26th Nov 2019 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    LJ Electrical

    "Hi,
    If the lighting circuits that supply the two fittings have been done in conduits it shouldn’t be that hard. It really depends on the wiring. I hope this has been of some use."

    Answered on 29th Nov 2019 - Member since Nov 2019 - report

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