Hardwire Pendant Light to Plug

Old 09-30-05, 07:50 PM
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Hardwire Pendant Light to Plug


I apologize in advance for being such a novice when it comes to electrics. My question is this: I recently spotted a pendant light I would love to hang in my apartment. The only problem is the light is hardwired and the area I would like to put it is much better-suited to a plug. Because I'm a renter, I can't bring in an electrician to rewire that part of the room, so I was hoping there might be a (relatively easy) way to simply convert it to a plug.

The specs of the lamp (I hope they're useful) are:

Hardwire. 40W bulb (not included). UL listed.

I also purchased the following swag "kit":


Will the kit do the job? If not, is this something you can bring into an electrician that doesn't cost too much money?

Thanks so much,

Old 09-30-05, 08:06 PM
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This kit contains no electrical box. So if you use it, you'll need to completely remove the cord that comes with the fixture and run the kit cord all the way into the fixture. You cannot simply splice the kit cord to the existing fixture cord. Depending on the fixture, it may not be easy (or maybe not even possible) to replace its cord. Examine it carefully before you buy.
Old 10-01-05, 03:15 PM
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Kit with electrical box

Do they make kits that come with electrical boxes? Can you recommend one?


Old 10-05-05, 05:37 PM
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They don't, such product is likely illegal.

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