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Hi - we recently purchased two wall lamps that I've been intending to hard wire into two wall sconce boxes.  When I received the lamps I found that they have polarized plugs.  Is it possible to remove the plugs and hard wire the lamps into the wall sconces boxes?


Yes, it is possible.  The wire that goes to the bottom button of the socket would go to the black, and the wire that goes to the screw shell would go to the white.

Now, I don't know if it would meet code and pass inspection.  Different people might have different opinions, and it depends on the construction if it can be done safely.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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