Spur off a light Switch ???

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i have a single 2 way light switch (wired up to another 2 way switch to control a particular light elsewhere). I would like to add a new separately switched light very close (within 2 feet) to the 2 way light switch (I just need more light in that area which is a little cubby hole under the stairs).

Is it ok to swap the single switch for a double switch (wiring up one side as before) and then spur off that switch to the "new" second switch (right next to it) and then run the new light?

I hope this makes sense. As it is under the stairs and the exisiting bulb and other circuits are a fair distance away this seems the most practical.

If it is then any notes on exactly how to connect up would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
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It is unlikely that you will have a neutral connection in your switch
 
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you may want to see sticky for refernce to see how it should be done, but usualy you can not do as you ask
 
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You may not even have a permanent live at that switch, either.
 
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Thanks all,

Now that I have sat down and sketched the circuit all out I see the logic and where you guys are coming from (you may have guessed by now that this is not my day job!).

Oh well - back to the drawing board....but thanks again.
 

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