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dukeswalker 09-18-2006 06:47 PM

converting hanging light fixture to plug
 
You're talking to a major newbie here (someone who should probably not mess around with this stuff! But I'm on a mission!). I have a very dark "cupboard" in my kitchen. It really needs a light in there. I would like to hang a light that I have - but it is the kind that is hard wired. I have a plug kit that would work and I would like to convert the light to be able to plug it into a socket. My question is this - Is it as simple as connecting the wires? What about the green/ground wire from the light? The plug kit I haveis a two prong. I wasn't able to find a 3 prong plug with the tioggle/rocker switch attached.

BigJimmy 09-18-2006 09:37 PM

Use a three conductor whip or 2/c, ungrounded with a GFCI only. Or, you could skip all the trouble and go the easy route-battery powered lights which require NO AC.

mdshunk 09-18-2006 10:03 PM

I'm working on inventing wireless electricity. That will help you out. :jester:


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