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09:55AM | 11/08/04
Member Since: 07/13/04
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I posted before about my problem finding sconces with on/off switches and I'm back again. To recap- i just bought an old house with 9 wall sconces- but none will turn off. They are not attaches to a switch and they do not have pull cords. The last person installed outside wall sconces that just stay on all the time- only way to turn off the light is to unscrew the bulb. The walls are plaster so I'd rather not install switches. I want to find sconces with on/ switches so I can just replace the light and be able to turn it off and on- but they are very hard to find!

I tried to find some kind of thing that you can screw into the socket to add a pull chain to the lights currently there- and then the lightbulb would screw into it. I can't find any such thing. They have these "daylight timers" that work kind of like that- but I don't need a timer and those are very bulky so the lightbulb would stick out. Help!I just want to turn the dang things off! I have burned my hand too many time unscrewing these blasted light bulbs.

Is there a way to add a switch to a sconce that has no switch? or is there a product such as the one i attempted to describe above- that can put a pull cord on a light bulb?

Tom O

10:34AM | 11/08/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
476 lifetime posts
I'm afraid that if you can't find a fixture with the built in switch that you are out of luck.

One thing you might look into is X10 switching (remote control). You might be able to find an X10 switching module that will fit inside the junction box behind the fixture.


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