I'm a new home buyer and my new house has a media room. Right now it has 4 outlets and 4 canned lights. I'm planning on building 4 wall columns and installing 4 wall sconces on them. The room is setup perfect for wiring the sconces as two of the walls are exposed on the other side since they are adjacent to the walk in attic space. I also have an above attic space to get access to the other wall for the other two sconces. I would really like to tackle the wiring myself but having never run wiring I want to make sure my thoughts and findings are correct.
Since there are only 4 recessed lights in the ceiling I should be able to just continue that circuit with 14 gauge wire to the 4 new sconces, right? This would of course limit my sconces to be tied to the same switch that controls the four recessed lights, but thats not big deal. I figured this would be ok since the 15 amp wire would still be under 80% running 8 (75watt) fixtures.
Solution B (Preferred)
With the same lighting setup, if I wanted to have a separate switch control the sconces separate from the recessed lights I could theoretically split the power (in-line) to two switches and run 14 gauge from the new added switch to the 4 new sconces. Is this right?
Im very new to wiring and based on my reading and research Ive come up with these two possible solutions. If Im way off base please let me know. Thank you in advance for any thoughts you may have on my topic.