Do I need new wiring for kitchen light?

Do I need new wiring to change a single kitchen ceiling light for a row of three pendant lights?

Asked by Jenny on 13th Mar 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"no, as the wiring in the ceiling will have the electrical feed required for your light fitting, depending on the light fitting (of which there are thousands of different types IE china ) you will need an electrician to fit this properly"
Answered on 20th Mar 2023 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"A quick test on the wiring will clarify the condition of existing cable and whether it’s still adequate to use , theirs consideration of is it metallic , or class two fitting depending on the situation regarding the cpc , and yes some additional wiring possibly needed, really it’s all speculation until someone actually looks at it , as you can see from the answers"
Answered on 22nd Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"That will depends on the integrity of the wiring that is already there and the age of the wiring."
Answered on 29th Mar 2023 - Member since Jul 2018 - report
"If the new light fittings are 3 x independent fixtures, then yes a small amount of additional wiring will be required to power the fittings, unless they are of a wireless type and style? I.E battery"
Answered on 5th Apr 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"not necessarily new wiring, just extending to the new light positions, if the joists in the ceiling run the right way, these can sometimes be fished, or if that is not the case then access is required. If it is a bungalow, no problem, but if it is a house, then floorboards or carpets would need need to be lifted"
Answered on 13th Mar 2023 - Member since May 2020 - report
"No the existing wiring should be fine . The only thing you will have to sort out is if your existing single light is in a ceiling rose then that will need to be sorted to incorporate your new light otherwise it’s a simple swap"
Answered on 27th Mar 2023 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
"No you don't need wiring, if that light it's in one peace connection will be standard way"
Answered on 13th Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Normally yes! But depends of conditions of old wiring and the lights what you want to put!"
Answered on 13th Mar 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"Yes you will require additional switch feed supply."
Answered on 13th Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Hi' It's depend on the condition of the wiring you have! There is only way we can can find out by inspection and Testing it.Thanks
Answered on 13th Mar 2023 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
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