Instead of adding just a light.
Installing a tough switch in attic.
It currently has one pull string light that has power running in it and out to a wall socket.
Install a hard wired light fixture.
If possible you should run the electrical wire through the attic or basement.
Step 2 prepare the installation location.
I have a little experience in electrical work.
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I would like to add a second light and a wall switch for both lights.
Place the light switch near the entry for convenience and use a switch with a warning light that reminds you when the light is on.
Do not install your box yet.
The reason i don t like extension cords is in my second comment.
Wherever that extension cord is connected to power you could extend that circuit from there to the poe and then connect the poe.
If you will need to fish wiring through a wall drill a hole through the wood plate in the attic only.
I demonstrate the light install process including installing a new rough in elect.
Step 3 run the wire.
This is a video on how i installed an attic light in the house attic space.
And use semi rigid wiring fish tape to pull your wiring down to your outlet location.
Attics often have electrical cabling running through them so an electrician or experienced diyer can easily tap into an existing circuit.
It is perfectly safe to install a switch in the attic.
If it is a drywall ceiling then cut out a circle using your drywall saw.
Less than 30 i needed a light desperately so i could see while moving around in the attic.
Wiring for an attic light and switch hi i am trying to install a wall switch in my attic.