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I have a regular light switch that I'm trying to replace with

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I have a regular light switch that I'm trying to replace with a cooper night light switch. In the box I have one black wire and one white wire and a ground. The instructions say it need a forth wire a load wire for the led light to work. How should I go about this?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 7 months ago.
Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Unfortunately you won't be able to use that switch in the box described. Both wires are hots. One feed and one switched, no neutral.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Is their no way to run a neutral?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 7 months ago.
If it is cable wiring, you'll need to replace the 2 wire cable with a 3 wire cable. If it is in a conduit, a red wire may be installed and reconfiguring the connection at the light would give you a neutral at the switch.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Mike G. replied 7 months ago.
Anytime, you're welcome.

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