Low voltage indoor lighting
Here's my question. Can I buy a transformer and then run 12 volt cable from the transformer to a table lamp? If I cut off the existing plug on the table lamp and use a quick connector to tie the 18 guage wire to the 12 volt cable, and then use a 40 watt medium base bulb, will it work? The reason for all this is my couch is in the middle of the living room, so before we install new carpet I have cut a trench in the concrete slab for small plastic conduit. It's only about a 6 foot run. I had an electrician out here yesterday and he said low voltage would be safer since it produces less heat. We do not have the money or the desire to put in a electric code approved conduit and floor box. Thanks.