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Old 10-18-2009, 10:25 PM   #1
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hooking up a fluorescent fixture to a wall outlet

hello all,

i'm new here. so forgive my terminology or lack there of.

i bought a 4' t12 fluorescent fixture and i want to safely plug it into a regular wall socket much like any other lamp. most how-to's are directed toward me installing it onto the ceiling.

would it be as simple as buying a 3 prong plug and connect the same color wires into each other with cap? also are there any dangers of doing this?

thank ya folks for your time


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Old 10-19-2009, 06:57 AM   #2
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There is nothing unusual about a line cord from this sort of fixture. Some Fl. fixtures can be purchased with a simple factory installed line cord. Just be attentive in doing same and make sure there's a strain relief on the cord. By the way, where else but from the ceiling would you mount it?


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Old 10-19-2009, 08:09 AM   #3
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No problem.

Be sure the power cord doesn't catch on sharp metal edges. You can use a clamp that screws into the 3/4 inch or so round hole that most fluorescent shop light fixtures have for stringing wires through, and this protects the cord.
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