Converting Outside Gas Lamp to Electric


Old 05-19-11, 10:45 AM
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Converting Outside Gas Lamp to Electric

I have a gas lamp which came with the house and I never used. I could use some added lighting for the walkway there and have pondered converting to electric. Any tips on doing this conversion. Would like it to be automated where it comes on from dusk to dawn. Would like it to have a low recurring cost, preferably LED and not compact fluorescent.

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Old 05-19-11, 02:11 PM
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Simplest would be to change out the head on the post. The heads are available at home improvement stores. You would need to disconnect the gas line at the source. and run a 120v feed to the post in a code aproved manner.

Another but more expensive way is low voltage adapters, Here is one example from a quick Google. Conversion Parts : Charm Lite, It looks like a Gaslight Thay do have the advantage of less stringent code requirements and depending on your AHJ may not require a permit.

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