How to connect a ceiling light to a wall switch?
Asked Jul 11, 2008, 05:13 PM
I live in a 1956 house and started renovating my dining room. I wanted to change the chandelier and found a problem: there is one light switch on the wall and it controls an electrical outlet, not the chandelier. The old chandelier had a on/off switch on it. The new chandelier doesn't have this switch. When I unscrewed the outlet on the wall that is controlled by the light switch, I found a black and white wire that are tied together and tucked in behind the receptacle. Is it possible that those wires control the chandelier? How should I connect them to be able to operate the ceiling light with the wall light switch?