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Hardwire a GE Slimline flourescent lamp?

Posted by biggyriggy (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 27, 12 at 12:40

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
http://www.homedepot.com/buy/lighting-fans/specialty-lighting/ge/advantage-white-slim-line-plug-in-linkable-fluorescent-under-cabinet-23-in-light-fixture-51511.html

Thanks,
Matt


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RE: Hardwire a GE Slimline flourescent lamp?

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.


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RE: Hardwire a GE Slimline flourescent lamp?

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


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RE: Hardwire a GE Slimline flourescent lamp?

" 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.


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