Anybody know a source -- a search on eBay found receptacles and a few
switches plus the round ceramic lamp bases, but I'd like half-dozen or
so old-style surface mount bases for a string of lights in the old
machine shed as the simplest way to go...found some new, old stock
locally but they all have the pull-chain integral switch which I would
prefer to not have for these. If all else fails, may go back and get
them. DAGS and a site search at both GE and Leviton w/ no luck,
either, although apparently the full GE wiring products catalogs aren't
online near as could tell.... :(
Just buy a string of construction lights and hang them up. You can get
them at Depot or Lowe's. As a plus you get insulated connections and
lamp guards in a pre made assembly that actually meets current codes
which the old style bases with exposed connections won't. Probably even
If had either within 80 miles might consider it. Section I saw here
was 50' w/ 5 lamps for roughly $75, roughly 3-4X the cost of a few
bases given already have all the wire and other stuff needed. There is
the advantage of a guard, but given where these will go, they'll be out
of direct line of where stuff can hit them anyway.
Thanks, but I won't fool w/ Lowes web site as it requires a local zip
code as they seemingly think everybody of any importance to them lives
in a metro area -- even your link brings up a request to enter a zip
code as I "will be shopping at my local store" -- as if there _were_ a
local store, again within 80-100 miles -- actually, I think they're
closer to 200 as I don't think they have one in the same location as
the nearest HD and it's another 100 mi further than that to anywhere of
real size. I again saw no convenient way to simply get to an online
catalog page -- if they even had that, I might consider them
occasionally, but not likely for this purpose as the alternative is
perfectly adequate for my needs. I don't have the zip codes of other
locales memorized and their find one engine previously sent me in an
endless loop I'm not trying again. That's not a rant against you, but
against Lowes and brain-dead website developers...
If I don't find the switchless ones somewhere, I'll just go on w/ the
ones that I did find and ignore the pull chain -- it's just one more
(albeit a very unlikely event) thing to go wrong and an unnecessary
expense (though again, probably less than a buck/base).
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