Hanging lamps are often used as task lighting. They are typically connected to household electrical wiring, operated by a wall-mounted switch or with an in-line switch somewhere on the power cord. Adding a pull-chain switch to a hanging lamp is a simple and inexpensive task that takes only minutes. The job requires a light-socket adaptor with a pull-chain switch. Light-socket adaptors are available in lighting departments of home improvement and many discount stores. No special skills or tools are required for this job.
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Things you need
- Light-socket adaptor
Turn off the light at the switch. Once the bulb cools, remove the light bulb from the hanging lamp by unscrewing it from the socket.
Screw the light bulb into the socket of the pull-chain adaptor. Screw the adaptor into the socket of the lamp.
Turn on the main switch to energise the lamp. Pull the chain on the adaptor to turn the lamp on or off.
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