My bedroom has half of every duplex outlet switched. I have 3 lamps
plugged into various outlets on the switched side around the room, so
when the switch is turned on, all 3 lamps light. One lamp is right next
to my bed. I would, at times, like to turn it on ... usually when I'm
in bed. I know how to build such a circuit, but I don't want to make
something that might be available. All it would take is an SPDT
non-shorting switch, 2 polarized line cords with plugs and a box to put
it into. Oh ya, and a female outlet to plug the lamp into. Anyone see
such an animal? Thanks.
Besides this obvious solution, which was described above, if you are
dead set with wanting to be able to turn this lamp on and off when in
bed but also have it respond to the wall switch with the other
outlets, the intelligent way to go about that has nothing to do with
modifying the lamp in any way...
The real answer involves using a pair of wire mold boxes, a short
of wire mold raceway painted to match the room color and a three-way
switch to control whether the switched half of the outlet next to the
is constant or controlled by the switched outlet feed...
That would not allow the light to operate with the others controlled
the switch without an extra step... Also it would not allow for only
the one lamp by the bed to be used when the others are switched off...
They used to sell aimable wall-hung lights designed to hang over a
headboard. Put a screw in a stud, and hang the lamp on that. That plus
existing lamp would be the cheap painless solution. Pick one for general
room lighting, and the other for in-bed reading, and plug into the
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