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Old 12-17-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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How do I power on ceiling light fixtures with wireless solution??


I'm wondering if anybody could help me setup this solution:

My living room does not have any existing ceiling lights so I pretty much rely on using many floor lamps to light up the entire room. I want to completely get rid of all floor lamps in the living room and install new ceiling light fixtures. I just want to flip a switch and turn them on like all my other lights in the rest of my house.

The things is, I don't want to punch holes through my walls to run wires from the attic, drill holes (except to install the ceiling lights), etc. I have heard of wireless electrical power switches and such, however I'm not sure exactly which kinds would be suitable for what I need. Would it be possible to have some kind of wireless device such that include:

1) an receiver/adapter that would plug into an existing electrical receptacle to draw power from
2) a receiver to attach to the ceiling lighting fixture's wires
3) a switch where I can place anywhere on the wall to control these lights.

Could anyone please advise me on a solution, or if there's such a product that can do this?

Many thanks in advance!


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I think you might be a little ahead of the technological curve, in this case. While it is pretty routine to provide wireless "control" of a fixture, I don't believe wireless power transfer is easy to come by at this point.


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Old 12-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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You could always use wiremold.

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:04 AM   #4
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oberkc and TTW - thanks for the replies.

That's too bad I'm not able to setup what I've envisioned. Maybe a wiremold then.
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If you have an accessible attic, you may not need to cut any holes in the wall or ceiling except where the boxes will be installed.
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