Extra socket vs wiring in wall lights

I bought a pair of plug in wall lights for the bedroom, which I like the look of, but they use up our bedside sockets. Which would you recommend we do, add in a new socket or wire in lights? Which is easier and less messy?

Asked by Michael on 15th May 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Extra socket would be feasible. The more the better, can’t be too much sockets in bedroom"
Answered on 10th Jun 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"Replace existing sockets with 4 socket plates. They only work if the sockets are chased in but replacing both would give you 8 in total. Another option would be to replace with 2 socket plate with built in USB ports as you're probably using one or two to charge up a phone or phones"
Answered on 15th May 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Hi there, do you have a single or double outlet, and it is on both sides?"
Answered on 15th May 2023 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"Add a socket next to the one you have
To wire into the wall it’s a big job"
Answered on 16th May 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"It all depends on how the plug in lights are powered. are they straight off the socket or powered through a sm transformer. Probably the less messy way would be to increase the number of sockets either sinking in or surface mounted. You will have cable running up the wall though as they are wall lights."
Answered on 15th May 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"Hi, if the sockets in room are on a ring you can add socket (s) on the side of the ones there. If you have plaster board walls will be simple. Brick wall will need a bit of cutting out but easy to do."
Answered on 6th Jun 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"I personally would install a switched fused spur that would allow you to use all of your sockets anytime without disruption"
Answered on 20th Jun 2023 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"I would say adding sockets as you would get other uses out of them"
Answered on 24th May 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"Rather, it would be better to use the existing line to power the light."
Answered on 7th Jun 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"Well initially i would say it would be less messy to add extra sockets but i wouldnt do anything until i had seen the installation or possibly carried out an electrical installation condition report."
Answered on 18th May 2023 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
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