Plug in fixture

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Old 09-01-02, 09:57 PM
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Plug in fixture

I just installed a motion light on my front porch but it does'nt have a plug in adapter like my other fixture had.Now i need to figure out how to plug my Christmas lights in when that time comes.I was wondering do they make some kind of an adapter that you can screw in one of the light sockets or do they make motion fixtures with the plug in feature?
 
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Old 09-02-02, 12:06 PM
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There is an adapter that screws in to the socket,,, and it would work if your lights are 2 wire. You could possibly wire a recept in an outdoor box ahead of the detector. Then it would work as it always does. My cousin just build a new house and include recepts for christmas lighting. You could always add from another source too,,, wouldnt have to be from that one,,, think creative.
 
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I'll give it a shot,thanks for your help!
 
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Old 09-03-02, 07:35 AM
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Please know that the National Electrical Code requires that all exterior receptacles outlets must be protected by Ground-Fault protective devices-absolutely "no exceptions".
 
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Old 09-03-02, 07:58 AM
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I know this doesn't really pertain to the original post, but what about receptacle outlets installed outdoors for snow or ice melting equipment? I didn't think GFCI protection was required in those situations.
 
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True, the comment about absolutely no exceptions is overstated. But we can say that there are no exceptions that an average homeowner is likely to be eligible for.
 
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John,

What about this siuation? Why not run a box extender under the light and run a short nipple to an exterior box with a GFCI recepticle. For the wiring, just pigtail off the hot and neutral and tie the grounds together. That way you get the GFCI protection to the outlet.
 
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Old 09-03-02, 08:44 AM
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I agree, just wanted to point that out.
 
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