Wiring fluorescent light fixture to wall outlet

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Old 02-03-16, 02:49 PM
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Wiring fluorescent light fixture to wall outlet

How would you connect this light fixture to a wall outlet? And do I need to ground it? How would you guys tackle this problem?

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That fixture doesn't get connected to a wall outlet. It has to be hardwired.
 
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the challenge of the project is to rejigger the ceiling fixture so that I may connect it to the wall outlet like an appliance. Is it possible?
 
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Even if it's possible, it's against code & dangerous. Based on that, you won't get that advice here.
 
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CORRECTION - The challenge of the project is to rejigger the ceiling fixture so that I may connect it to the wall outlet like an appliance SAFELY. And it IS possible. We traveled to Moon safely. Being up to code is not a requirement because these will light a flowerbed in a glass greenhouse.
 
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I don't understand the moon ANALogy. Code applies to all structures. Does the green house currently have power? If so, we can tell you how to do it properly. It's not that hard. If you want to run an extension cord from the main house, I suggest that you call the suicide hot line.
 
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Just about anything is possible, however a lot of things are not practical or code compliant.

Those look like T 12 bulbs which are being phased out.
 
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I don't believe you But if you are telling the truth, at least you understood it was an analogy
 
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I'm not concerned with code for now, I just want it to be safe. I won't run the project until I get it checked by an expert
 
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I always tell the truth. I'm not a politician.

An expert won't let you do that & that's the truth.
 
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"An expert won't let you do that & that's the truth."

That is not A truth. That is an assertion. Some experts will know that they can't stop me, specially when it is done safely
 
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Use a fluorescent shop light designed and manufactured with a cord and plug.

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Ray has the perfect solution. Go for it.
 
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I will, thanks Ray. I've been looking at those. That will be the third flower bed.
 
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Old 02-03-16, 07:40 PM
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It's true that T12 fluorescent lamps are being phased out and haven't been manufactured for several years (and will never be manufactured again) so if you go with a simple plug-in shop light, be sure to get one that uses T8 lamps. All that aside, I was told a couple months ago that the very best plant Gro-Lights are actually high pressure sodium lights. If you are going to buy something it might be worth checking them out.
 
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yes, HPS are awesome for vegetative and flowering phases. These lights are going to be used for microgreens which will be 7 days old at harvest and so there is no need to spend on an HPS when any T5,8,12 is more than the sprouts can take.
 
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