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Changing a hardwire light fixture into a plug-in

Is it possible to change a hardwire chandelier into a plug-in?

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Posted 2012-11-15T15:18:04+0000  by AlyL AlyL

Hello AlyL.  Welcome to the Community!


Absolutely it is possible to make a swag type light out of a chandelier.

First off you will need to add an outlet plug to the pair of wires that used to attach to the ceiling box.


You may find that the wall outlet you need to use is not switched.  If that is the case, then a switch tap like this one can come in handy:

Switch Tap.jpg

If you are adding additional wire to the chandelier, then an in-line switch may well be more convenient.

In-Line Switch.jpg

You can also use a swag light kit or just add additional chain to the light.  There are a wide variety of chain colors at


Swag Light Kit.jpg


Is this what you are looking for?  Please let us know if you have any questions.





Posted 2012-11-16T15:03:57+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI
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