Need a light bulb holder for single gang wall box.

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Old 02-03-17, 06:40 AM
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Need a light bulb holder for single gang wall box.

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I bought a house whose previous owner wired up a series of single gang wall boxes in the attic. They were used to power now defunct attic fans.

I would like to use this wiring to provide attic light. I want to mount a light on each of these single gang boxes. Is there a cheap way to do this (safely)?
 
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Old 02-03-17, 06:57 AM
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The other owners used the wrong boxes. They should be switched to round boxes and a keyless fixture installed.
 
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Old 02-03-17, 06:58 AM
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Here is a page of different sockets.
https://www.lowes.com/pl/Light-socke...cal/4294722559
 
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Yes, they used the wrong boxes for what I am trying to do. I was in hopes there was a light socket that would bolt to the top of the boxes there. I will go ahead and change the boxes to the round ones you mention.

One thing- What is a "keyless fixture"?
 
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Right or wrong lots of houses around here have switch/receptacle boxes installed behind wall lights. Older fixtures were sometimes screwed into drywall. Newer ones use the included strap to mount to the box and drywall gets notched to fit.
 
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Before they called switches keys. So keyless fixture now refers to a simple light socket. Usually the white style used on ceilings without a pull chain.

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These come in plastic and porcelain.

https://www.google.com/search?client...k1.nf0ZFDgsYDY
 
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Wow. Never heard them called that. Thx
 
 

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