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I am hanging a pendant on SVT wire. The socket does not have a grounding terminal, so I bought 2 conductor wire thinking that it would work like a table lamp and not need an equipment ground. Before I commit to hanging it, I'd like to know why some light fixtures need a ground, but lamps do not. Also, do I need to buy new wire and find some clever way to ground the socket.

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I appreciate the response, but I'm afraid that I did not describe my question quite right.

If I hang a pendant light on 18 gage SVT wire is it ok to use a 2 conductor wire (black and white) or do I have to use 3 conductor wire (black, white, and green)

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Your plugging this lamp into an ungrounded receptacle right? And you bought lamp cord right? You have no ground right? Then you only need two wires. Right.
 
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