I'm replacing 2 wall sconces with ones that do not have switches. The old ones had those store-bought black rotary switches attatched to them through a hole on the bottom. I was thinking of just drilling a hole in the new sconces and attatching the rotary switches that way, but it looks ugly to have that big black knob showing. Is there any other way to connect a switch to the sconces through the existing mounting hole? They attatch to the wall by mounting nipple and cap nut, which is located in the middle of the sconce. Is there any way to wire the switch to be where the cap nut is, and have the cap nut function as the switch? Like if it could be placed over a small switch or attatched to one in someway? Or is there any other type of switch that is less obtrusive or visible?
You could run a switch that is totally wireless, place the receiver behind the sconce light and then place the wireless switch anywhere within 100 feet or so. it looks just like a Decora switch but doesn't take batteries, it powers itself.