Hardwire a light with a plug?

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  1. JoshGivens

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    I have a light bar that I would like to use in the front of the room as effect lighting on the screen when a movie isn't playing. The light currently has a plug on it. Would there be anything wrong with removing the plug and hard wiring this in or is removing the plug a no no?
     
  2. Leo Kerr

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    Electrical codes may vary, but off hand, I can't think of any reason why nipping the plug off, sticking the ends in a standard electrical box (with strain-relief et cetera) and wire-nutting it to the wires inside would be "wrong."

    Though in my case, I generally go the other way; modifying hard-wire lamp fixtures to be plug-based...

    Leo
     
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    The only problem would be going in-wall with the wire on the lamp. Anything in-wall should be rated as such (as Romex is).

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  4. PaulT

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    I would suspect that the US NEC does not allow for 'lamp cord' ie. 'the power cord from the light bar' to be run inside a wall even for a short distance.

    You would most likely have to open the light bar and wire it with 14/2 to whatever box you are getting power from.

    Well, I see by my slow typing Wayne has beat me to this one !! [​IMG]
     

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