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Old 01-03-2010, 09:23 AM   #1
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I am going to install 2 outdoor lights and I will be using an orange outdoor power cord, (do not want these permanent). The lights have a BLACK wire and a WHITE wire. I will be cutting the power cord and splicing the lights in. What wires do I need to use?

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I am going to install 2 outdoor lights and I will be using an orange outdoor power cord, (do not want these permanent). The lights have a BLACK wire and a WHITE wire. I will be cutting the power cord and splicing the lights in. What wires do I need to use?

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Where do you intend to tap these into? If you don't want them permanent, why not leave the plug on and simply plug them into an outlet?

While I cannot confirm this illegal, it sure sounds flakey and I would tend to believe JohnJ0906 is correct. Could you not add an outlet at the proper location and simply plug these in?
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John is correct for a couple of reasons. Cord is not to be used in place of permanent wiring. Also the fixtures are not listed for use that way.
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