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Do I need to ground a pendant light?

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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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The grounding screw is usually on the mounting strap that gets attached to the box.


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