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Question DetailsAsked on 2/25/2014

do you need to hire an electrican for installing recessed lighting in a room which has no power in the ceiling?

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I say, yes, in some states/areas it would be required by code. Keep your family safe, hire a licensed Electrical Contractor, avoid unlicensed individuals.

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Answered 6 years ago by BayAreaAC


By code, this is a new circuit installation so is required by code to be done by an electrician, unless the homeowner is doing it themselves in a single family residence. An electrician is also more used to running wires with minimal damage to walls and ceilins for access holes than a handyman would be, and also a lot less likely to leave you with a wiring hazard that could start a fire, so I would go with an electrician on all counts.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD



Hiring a qualified electrician will save you money in this case (on drywall repairs and general damage he/she can avoid) and also be great insurance.

Answered 6 years ago by WoWHomeSolutions

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