Convert Plug To Light Fixture? - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-26-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Convert plug to light fixture?


I have a utility room off the kitchen in which I have to use ugly flourescent plug-in strips, because there isn't an installed light.

Is it possible to convert the electrical plug junction into appropriate wiring for a wall sconce?

Many thanks!

Advertisement

MeasureThrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 10:11 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 6,976
Rewards Points: 2,048
Default

Convert plug to light fixture?


It is generally very easy to remove a receptacle from a box and substitute a wall mount light fixture or sconce. You will need to select a fixture that comes with a pull chain or knob switch. Also the light is not very useful unless the box was reasonably high up on the wall, namely not down at ankle level.

Other things you can do include getting a blank cover plate, drilling a hole in it to accept an elbow conduit adapter, and run a length of conduit, e.g. Wiremold (tm) from the outlet box up to where you install a (surface mount) box for a switch and continue the conduit up to the desired height on the wall where you install another box for the fixture.

Advertisement

__________________
Forget super sized fries. The Washington Redskins could promote healthy eating with First Lady Obama by choosing a (red skinned) turnip for a mascot.
AllanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 10:19 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brooklyn, New York (NYC)
Posts: 1,124
Rewards Points: 500
Thumbs up

Convert plug to light fixture?


Quote:
Originally Posted by MeasureThrice View Post
I have a utility room off the kitchen in which I have to use ugly flourescent plug-in strips, because there isn't an installed light.

Is it possible to convert the electrical plug junction into appropriate wiring for a wall sconce?

Many thanks!
Also, you're very lucky. Because the (Jam/b) boxes that hold receptacles come standard with 6-32 holes and the sconces are fastened with 6-32 screws. (As opposed to other light fixtures that have 8-32 screws.) But that is no coincidence, either. (No matter what) Don't Drink and Drive, ever!!!
spark plug is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did I mount outdoor light fixture correctly? Devg Electrical 4 08-16-2009 12:35 PM
Installing One Light Fixture Causes Another Not To Work pythagras Electrical 2 07-02-2009 09:15 PM
Kitchen light fixture stopped working dlpcpa Electrical 4 12-17-2007 08:46 PM
converting hanging light fixture to plug dukeswalker Electrical 2 09-18-2006 10:03 PM
find switch to control outdoor light fixture CaymanAg Electrical 1 07-10-2005 09:43 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts