Lisa A
Lisa A
  • Hometalker
  • Seattle, WA
Asked on Apr 20, 2012

How do you convert a pendant lamp with a wall plug to one that wires into the ceiling?

LandlightS3po3

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2 answers
  • 3po3
    on Apr 21, 2012

    Hire a pro. This is not something you want to mess with, in my opinion, particularly with a pendant light that is not firmly affixed to the ceiling.

  • LandlightS
    on Apr 21, 2012

    You can buy a canopy kit that has a hasp or mounting bracket that will secure the hook of the canopy and the chain of the fixture to a junction box. The wire from the lamp will have one wire smooth and one with ribs running the length of the wire. The ribbed wire connects to the white ( neutral) wire and the smooth side wire connects to the " hot " wire which is generally black. Secure the connection with wire nuts and be sure to connect the bare copper wire ( ground )the mounting bracket. Make sure to turn off the power at the circuit breaker

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