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Old 08-30-2008, 05:50 AM   #1
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I removed the whole cord with the switch included from an annoying traffic light,light.
I need to know if the blinking is controlled by the bulbs in that light,or the switch?
Or,if the blinking is controlled by yet something I didn't think of?

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Old 08-30-2008, 06:51 AM   #2
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It may have a flasher built inside.

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Maybe has an internal timer with a couple relays.
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The traffic department is going to be upset with you.
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It's a novelty traffic signal.
So you guys think the flasher is not in my switch,then?
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Open it up and see. Who knows how it is designed. Pictures can help tremendously in these situations
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I taped off the ground wire,and connected the switch wire,to the swag lamp.
I then plugged it in.I now have light.
Newer houses require the ground to be connected,but this one doesn't.
If I were to connect the ground,it would act as a lightning rod on this property,so black tape it is.
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I taped off the ground wire,and connected the switch wire,to the swag lamp.
I then plugged it in.I now have light.
Newer houses require the ground to be connected,but this one doesn't.
If I were to connect the ground,it would act as a lightning rod on this property,so black tape it is.
Where is this thing being installed? and IMO, your crazy to not install a EGC.
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Where is this thing being installed? and IMO, your crazy to not install a EGC.
Chris, I think the OP mixed up his threads. Sounds like this thread is now talking about this installation:

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He is hanging a home made two wire fixture I think. In a living space with a non conductive floor this is pretty common. I have one above my chair as we speak. Of course, mine is UL listed.

I have no clue what his last 2 sentences mean.

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