chandeliers with pull chains?

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Old 10-01-05, 07:07 PM
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chandeliers with pull chains?

We live in a very old New England home and the ceiling fixtures are equipped with pull chains or an on/off switch- there are no operating wall plates on the first floor. We'd like to replace one of these light fixtures and are having a difficult time finding a replacement with a pull chain (or on/off switch)- other than the occassional ceiling fan (we don't want a ceiling fan). Is there a way around this, or a resource for such fixtures? We were told recently by a retailer "All lighting fixtures are hard-wired and there are none that are
designed with pull strings... "

With every good wish,

shabbyVTchic
 
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Old 10-02-05, 06:59 AM
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Lots of lighting fixtures have pullchains; however, finding a chandelier with one may be a bit of a challenge.

You do have a couple of options, though. One is to buy a fixture without a pullchain and install one yourself in the canopy (the metal cover that goes against the ceiling).

The other is to install a remote control switch. Most home centers sell these; they have a receiver that's wired to the light in the ceiling and a remote that can either be mounted to the wall or set on the coffee table, depending on the style.

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 10-02-05, 08:35 PM
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That helps a lot! Thank you
 
 

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