Outdoor Edison lights and power outlets use the same power and cable types, so there is no hurdle for homeowners to replace one for the other, in this case replacing an outdoor light with an electrical outlet. The wires are uncomplicated, and even better, tool requirements are minimal – you can reuse the existing gang box and wires for the new outlet.
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Turn off the power to the outdoor Edison lights circuit at the home switch panel. It is not safe practice to just turn the light switch away – the risk of accidental electric shock is far too high. Remove the nut holding the light on the wall. This is usually located at the base of the lamp and can be turned off with your fingers. Use a wrench or pliers if necessary. Pull the lamp away from the wall and screw the wire nuts underneath the wall wires to the lamp wires.
Remove the mounting bracket outdoor Edison lights from the thread box. It is usually held on with a few screws. Loosen the two screws on the side of the new outlet. Wrap the naked end of the white cable from the wall around the silver-colored screw, and the black round brass-colored screw. Tighten the screws. Place the outlet in the wall thread box and attach with screws at the top and bottom of the outlet. Place the outlet cover on the lid and secure with a screw in the middle.
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