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Old 09-02-2008, 12:51 PM   #1
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Let me start out by saying that I'm a complete and total noob when it comes to electrical wiring and issues, so bear with me as I try to explain what I'm looking to do and dont laugh at me too hard! .

I have an issue at my office where people are constantly interrupting me when I'm on the phone (using wireless headset). I finally had enough and purchased a LED Police Light that I could turn on when I'm on the phone. The problem with it is the only way to turn it on or off is to plug it into an outlet. My question is, is there a switch that I can setup that will allow me to mount the light on the wall, leave it plugged in, but have a switch near my phone that I flip and it activates/deactivates the light without me having to plug/unplug it every time?? I know I could use a surge protector but I really don't want that sitting on my desk and wasting space. Thoughts??


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Old 09-02-2008, 02:05 PM   #2
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I suggest working harder so that you can get a promotion and an office with a door.

No seriously, you could buy one of those rotary thumb switches like they have on some lamps and install it in the power cord. Or maybe the solution is to simply leave it on all of the time so that no one ever bothers you again?

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Old 09-02-2008, 02:29 PM   #3
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Ha, even if I were to get a promotion, there are no more offices with doors left in our building! I'm just lucky to have my own space and not a cubical!

Anyways, what about something like this (although I must admit, I wouldn't have the slightest clue how to begin setting this up):


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The toggle that you show can be made to work although you'd need to do a lot of fooling around to make it safe.

Seriously, I'd strongly consider something like this:

http://www.antiquelampsupply.com/product/1891

It's designed to do exactly what you want.
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The toggle that you show can be made to work although you'd need to do a lot of fooling around to make it safe.

Seriously, I'd strongly consider something like this:

http://www.antiquelampsupply.com/product/1891

It's designed to do exactly what you want.
I'll give it a shot! Thanks for your help!
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:43 PM   #7
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Do it safe and do it right.

And thanks for the giggles !!

Have you thought about a tazer?

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