Slide 10: How to Hardwire a Light Fixture


I want to purchase a swing arm lamp for my bedroom. All the ones I love are direct wire. Can I somehow add wire and a plug to the lamp so I can just plug it into a wall socket?

I always caution do-it-yourselfers to be wary of the risks involved in electrical projects. Know your limitations and when in doubt, hire an electrician. That said, it’s actually pretty easy to modify a hardwired lighting fixture so that it plugs into a wall socket. The easiest way to proceed is with a swag conversion kit (or a plug replacement kit). Most of the time... more

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