Hardwire a GE Slimline flourescent lamp?

biggyriggyMarch 27, 2012

Is there any good reason I can't cut the plug off and attach the wiring to a switch?

There is a label on the cord that says "Not for current interruption", but I can't think of any reason other than the plug makes sure you have the correct polarity.

Also, you think it's okay to splice wire to extend the interconnect wiring 5-6 feet?

GE 10169 Slimline 23-Inch Linkable Fluorescent




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Unless you can find a listing for the fixture to be permanently connected it is not allowed for that use.

Cords are not allowed to be spliced unless they are very large conductors (like #10 size).

Cordage is also not usually listed for permanent use.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 1:15PM
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Thanks for the reply. So if I made a switchable outlet and plugged into that, it would be kosher?

And - there is a GE direct wire junction box #24772 that says it is "for direct wiring GE's linkable fixtures into an existing electrical circuit".

But as far as I can tell, all of their linkable flourescent lamps are plug-ins. So I don't know if that would do the trick.

Here is a link that might be useful: GE Junction Box

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 4:45PM
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" So if I made a switchable outlet and plugged into that, it would be kosher?"

That is your best bet, I think, if you want to stay with this fixture.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 5:49PM
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