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Ok - in this case you have 2 choices, both of which I have done.
1st choice here is to go up into your attic and use a circular saw to cut an access hole in your floor. You stated this is just an attic, so you can do this without any probelms at all. Now you most likely have slat boards so all you need to do is cut across and open it up enough to get your drill there. Make sure that when you cut the slats, your centered on the floor joists so you can re-install the boards when your finished. Then when you have your raceway going across the joists - just fish the wire across to your lights. (if you need more clarification on this just let me know)
Here is an example:
2nd way is to do what we call notch and patch. In that case you would puncture a hole on each side of the floor and across the joist about 1/2" wide. Then once you fish your wire across - just use spackle to fill the hole back in and smooth it out. Good as new. Here are some pictures of this to help you out:
This picture is a good reference if you need to get wiring
up the wall and across the ceiling.
This picture illustrates what I was referring to as notch and patch. The hole here are a little large, but 1/2" wide channel would work just fine.
Hope this helps you out, if you should need anything further please don't hesitate to ask. Have a great night!
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