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Old 09-27-18, 05:50 AM
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I have a few lights on same switch I don't want all illuminated. Is it best to just not install a bulb in those fixture or perhaps leave a dummy dead bulb installed instead?
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Old 09-27-18, 06:07 AM
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Leave the socket without a bulb or leave a burnt out bulb in the socket. Either or. You could bypass those sockets by taking them out of the circuit.
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IMO it's better leave a dead bulb in the unwanted socket - less chance of anything getting accidentally poked into or bugs getting in it.
Old 09-27-18, 06:48 AM
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Many years ago I saw some plastic plugs that could be screwed into a socket, I googled but they didnt come up.

I do have some screw in adapters that make them an outlet, same principal!
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I'd considered a live bulb with a small piece of electrical tape or piece of hard plastic over the hot nub of the bulb.
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