How to Add a Light

Make an existing switch do double duty

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Cordless drill
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Electrical tape
  • Drywall saw
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • Utility knife
  • Wire stripper/cutter

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Electrical cable
  • Round remodeling box
  • Wire nuts
  • Wall sconce
  • Fixture strap
  • Double switch