There is no way I can get into the wall though for a permenant solution. It is sheetrocked and then peg-board on it with a whole bunch of tools.
The stranded cord was recommended by an electrician I saw at the store. He said it would be fine for permenant situation because of its purpose. Lights, garage door openers, microwaves, pretty much everything. They are permenant and still use "flex cord".
The light being used is a hanging light. Cord comes out, runs down in the middle of the air, and plugs into the outlet under the workbench. The light has an option for a pullchain, but I just wanted a switch at reach so I don't pull the thing down. Thats why I wanted to know if I could just put a toggle switch at reach.
I've even looked into wiremold, but I can't spend that much on such a small project.
My original idea was to just run a powerstrip up and plug the light in, but I wanted a more "cleaner" install.