Is there a simple test device for a light?

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Old 10-03-11, 08:57 PM
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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?
 
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Old 10-03-11, 09:21 PM
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How about a pigtail lamp holder?

 
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Old 10-04-11, 10:35 AM
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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.
 
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Old 10-04-11, 03:08 PM
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It's also helpful to install alligator clips on them
 
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