I just bought a old house (built 1920) that has 9 wall sconces in various rooms and hallways.
The last owner removed the antique sconces ( i can see them in pictures he left with the house) and replaced them with outdoor sconces that do not turn off. These sconces are basically wired to remain on at all times, they are not hooked up to a switch in any way. The only way to cease the light is to unscrew the light bulb.
I would like to replace these immediately. However, the walls are made of very tough plaster and I was told to limit the work I would do that would require tearing into them. Therefore, I would like to NOT have to install switches for all of these sconces.
What are my options?
I have been trying to locate sconces that have on/ off switches or pull chains directly on the fixture - but this is much easier said than done. I have been to the main home improvement stores (L & HD- the site won't let me write them out) and I spent the entire day looking at lighting websites on the internet- and there seem to be very few available with the switches on the fixture.
Does anyone have any advice or recommendations for me? I have been able to find some antique sconces with the switch on them- but these are very expensive. Do I have any options other than installing a light switch if I can't find fixtures with a switch directly on them?
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