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Old 04-29-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Can I cut the plug off a swag lamp and hardwire the lamp to the existing outlet box for the old light?


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Old 04-29-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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Yes, what you will create is no different than a standard light fixture intended to be hard wired. Assuming you use the proper strain relief and chaffing protection that a new fixture would provide (ie; reuse from old fixture).


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Old 04-29-2008, 03:42 PM   #3
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Not likely a good idea. If the lamp came with a cord and plug, chances are that it is not UL listed to be installed hard-wired. Will it work? Yes. Probably not a good idea however.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:04 PM   #4
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To repeat what thekctermite said:

I doubt that the UL listing (or other agency) includes cutting off the plug and hard wiring it into a box. The electric code says all equipment must be used and installed per it's listing. Your homeowners insurance probably insists all wiring comply with the electric code.
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