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Old 12-19-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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I accidentally bought a fluorescent fixture which isn't outlet ready, it is ready to be wired into a series I guess. Could I take an extension cord, cut it, and wire it to the fixture and make it outlet ready? Is that possible?

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Old 12-19-2009, 01:03 PM   #2
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Yup that is possible, can't say for sure if it is code compliant or not. I would be comfortable putting a some SJOW and a plug end on it. This is not what the manufactuer intended so it may be wrong.

Can you not just hardwire the light.

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I wouldn't hard wire it for this application. I'm using it on an arcade cabinet to light up a plexiglass decal I have.
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Cool it worked.
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:38 PM   #5
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These 2 foot or 4 foot or 6 foot fluorescent fixtures that are outlet ready have:

1. A 3 wire cord and 3 prong plug for grounding,
2. A bushing or clamp that protects the cord from the sharp edges of the hole in the fixture the cord is threaded through,
3. A bushing or clamp (may be the same one as #2) that prevents a moderate tug on the cord from straining the wire nuts or other connections inside.
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