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Old 09-10-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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Changing a hardwire ceiling fixture to plug in

I am wondering how to convert a hardwire ceiling light to a plug in. My prior experience is limited to attaching a socket to a wire (that already had a wall plug attached) and used a contemporary-print shade to make a plug in hanging light. The outcome is great, but I'd like to use another style elsewhere (especially the glass shades).

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Old 09-10-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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it would be a matter of installing a power cord, preferrably a 3 wire 16 ga would be sufficient for 60w. but this connection should be made inside a junction box, it can be the shallow variety (1/2" deep). but, then there is the matter of being code compliant, there i don't know.


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Old 09-10-2010, 05:11 PM   #3
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A picture of the light in question would help.
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