converting a light for outdoor usage


Old 06-09-07, 06:32 PM
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converting a light for outdoor usage

While traveling in Mexico at a hotel, we had a light fixture on our uncovered patio that was made of tin lattice and stained glass that cast an incredible shadow over the seating area. I found the exact item made of copper today and brought it home to use in our outdoor seating area, but need to convert the bulb/wiring to be able to use it outdoors safely.

Is there a light kit that I can purchase that could be hung within the fixture to make it outdoor safe? It has a door in the side so I can place the fixture within and hang it via the cord out the top - but I cannot find a light kit that will allow it. Surely there is something that is used in construction that would be safe to hang inside. Suggestions?
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Old 06-09-07, 08:52 PM
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Nothing that I know of.
Old 06-10-07, 03:17 AM
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the outdoor rating of most light fixtures comes from the houseing, not the bulb socket.

In addition very few cords are rated for the weight of a light. It is generally not safe to hang a fixture by its cord.
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