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Old 01-18-2010, 09:36 PM   #16
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Most likely no problem.
I know there may be some negative comments about this reply, but I have to do it anyway.

Just to point out it would not be a listed fixture for an inspector to pass.
An insurance company to pay for if something did happen.
Still its a neat idea for a while. Dont know about long term.

Enjoy yourself.

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Old 01-18-2010, 10:18 PM   #17
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Will do, I'll be sure to post some pictures after I finish it. Thanks again for your help, it is greatly appreciated!
Read what KB sparky says (in post #11)! Besides, your Rube Goldberg contraption is not UL approved! Your concoction is good for a lab. BTW, The fire department were frequent visitors to Nikola Tesla's lab (Not that you can compare to him)! Seriously, and not to be taken personally. The question that you asked about the sockets being rated @ 250V. if you're only using 120v? shows the limited knowledge about the practical workings of electricity.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:24 PM   #18
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Possibly because warm plastic holders don't have as much structural strength as ceramic holders. They're designed to hold the weight of just two bulbs.

If you want to stay with plastic you might need a metal structural skeleton.
Or just check that your creation doesn't sag over time.
...Or it doesn't come down...
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:33 PM   #19
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Artists create thing all the time with lights that are not UL approved
Each socket adapter IS UL approved
Not sure I'd put one in my house
40 socket extenders * $3 (?) each = $120
I'm not spending that much on a light !!!
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Artists create thing all the time with lights that are not UL approved
Each socket adapter IS UL approved
Still not listed as an assembly, and not being used for its listed application.
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Intended use: to create 2 sockets from one
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Converts single socket to double socket
And by your "assembly" ruling you can't even do that

I don't see any restriction from adding to that use, IE how many you can convert

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