Post lamp has no ground connection?

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Old 09-05-19, 02:31 PM
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Post lamp has no ground connection?

I just bought a nice looking square, pointed top black plastic post lamp as my other had broken after 20 years or longer.

Anyways, there's no place on the new lamp (bought at Lowes) to attach as ground wire that I can see and the instructions just say to attack the black and the white which I did. Is it a big deal to just leave the ground wire hanging in there?

It as metal lamp post and so I was thinking if I really wanted I could drill and attach a screw with the ground to the inside of the lamp post?

The post is covered with a climbing vine so no one can really touch it or anything.
 
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Old 09-05-19, 06:59 PM
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The plastic light wouldn't need to be grounded.
The pole should be grounded. (It may be grounded just by being in the ground.)
Attaching the ground to the pole with a bolt and nut is a good choice.
 
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