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I would like to connect this lighting fixture to a plug.

I have a plug switch and wire setup (SPT-1 wire and polarized plug 18AWG). Is it possible to connect it to the lighting fixture, and if so is there a way around the black and white wire need to be?

Thank you in advance for your help.
 

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You can do as you ask, the question is what are you trying to accomplish? That fixture is meant to be mounted in a weatherproof box with connections to power inside the box. It is not intended to be connected to (in essence) a lamp cord.
Safety first.
 

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Safety first indeed, which is why I am seeking advice.
I have this fixture spare and some lamp cord and I would like to make a lamp from concrete so would cast this part into it. Would you suggest it is not a good idea to do this? I would of course insulate the connections.
 

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Safety first indeed, which is why I am seeking advice.
I have this fixture spare and some lamp cord and I would like to make a lamp from concrete so would cast this part into it. Would you suggest it is not a good idea to do this? I would of course insulate the connections.
That definitely should not be cast directly into concrete. There's no way to safely make the connections if you do that. Why not cast a proper electrical box into the concrete, and mount the fixture on it like normal?
 

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All electrical connections need to be in an accessible approved box. I suppose you could connect new one-piece lamp cord directly to the fixture connections then connect the male threaded fitting directly to a corresponding threaded fixture on the end of some conduit (to be encased in concrete), but that would negate any UL certification for the fixture and I don't know the rules for making a weather-tight conduit connection. Others no doubt do. Assuming your project is intended to be used outside.

Perhaps using a low-voltage lamp would make the project easier but I'll have to leave it to others to outline the rules for them.

To your original question, the wider blade of a polarized plug connects to the white (neutral) conductor.
 

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Thank you mpoulton and lenaitch, I appreciate your input and I will seek a safer and more reliable way to complete the project. Good to get the feedback.
 
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