Is there a simple test device for a light?


Old 10-03-11, 07:57 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,504
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Is there a simple test device for a light?

I will be wiring some three way and four way lights and I need something that I can easily and conveniently connect to the wires for testing purposes.

For example, I will need to rough in a cove light at 12 feet above the floor, I won't be installing the cove light yet (not until sheet rock is installed), but is there something I can clamp/clip to the hot and neutral wires when I am on the ladder, then I can walk to the three switch locations to wire them, and after I turn on the power, I can test each switch by seeing the test light turn on and off. I don't want to turn one switch on, walk to the light, climb up the ladder and put a voltage tester next to the hot wire, then get back down. I need to do a bunch of these. What is the best way to test this?
Sponsored Links
Old 10-03-11, 08:21 PM
ray2047's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,597
Upvotes: 0
Received 13 Votes on 11 Posts
How about a pigtail lamp holder?

Old 10-04-11, 09:35 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 4,567
Received 9 Votes on 8 Posts
I use those all the time when doing construction/renovation. It's a great way to have temporary light in an area while spackling/painting without having to run extension cords all over the place.
Old 10-04-11, 02:08 PM
Justin Smith's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cressona, Pa, USA
Posts: 2,546
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
It's also helpful to install alligator clips on them

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes