Hardwire Outdoor String Lights


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Old 06-06-19, 02:18 PM
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Hardwire Outdoor String Lights

Is it possible to hardwire these lights into the wall light unit ?

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Old 06-06-19, 02:49 PM
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Possible? Yes.

Safe & legal? That's the $64,000 question.
 
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Old 06-06-19, 02:58 PM
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Can you please elaborate on the safe and legal part?
 
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You said "wall unit" but then show a standard three prong plug. Do you wish to bypass the plug and wall socket and hard wire those lights into a junction box?
 
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Old 06-06-19, 03:25 PM
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My thoughts were to remove the wall light, cut off the three prong and splice the wires together. The switch is on the inside of the house.

 
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Old 06-06-19, 07:54 PM
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Unfortunately we cannot recommend you cut the plug off and hard wire those festoon lights.
I've seen it done but it is not to code so we can't endorse it.

You would be better removing the wall light to see if you can add or replace what is there with a box and receptacle. Then you could plugs the light string in.
 
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I like the idea of adding a receptacle instead of or next to the fixture. Add a GFCI receptacle to protect the light string (and people), and you'll be all set.
 
 

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