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Old 05-08-2014, 01:13 AM   #15
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Humm Maybe I wonder its possible the wires on light are backwards.... more than one person has had to switch the wires on the back on the light to get actually them to work with LED lights. ..

Would be an extremely good point... but I said it runs the LED perfectly and NOT the incandescent bulb

The polarity is correct. I think the switch is just corroded so amps don't flow.
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:20 AM   #16
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Given that there are already small holes through the fiberglass but no 12v lines, I would use a solar light there. Small panel on the outside running two fine wires to the light and lithium battery inside. You can easily setup a light fixture with a light that runs on USB and a USB lithium battery to keep it plug and play simple. Lots of small solar panels come in USB 5v too. It would be dead easy to setup and you would have a light that runs all nigh for free!

Custom panel batts and charge controllers could be done too, but the USB approach would be cheap and easy if you are not comfortable with electronics.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:29 AM   #17
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Kenji, do you have a Pic or a link of a light fixture like that? Or is it a buy all the pieces separate and put it together kind of thing?
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:16 AM   #18
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They make a round metal plate , factory painted white to cover up a damaged ceiling area where an old electric light fixture or a gas light was removed or abandoned . One style is blank the other style has a 4 " hole in the middle for hanging a light fixture (8" to 10 "in overall diameter)
I rewired a lot of old Victorian homes and you would often encounter old abandoned light fixtures
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:26 PM   #19
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Finally.... Battery operated touch light for this year to get us through
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Clean solution. I like the interior.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:42 AM   #21
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If you really wanted to class the touch lamp up you could use a ceiling rosette like they use on ceiling fans.

Most likely the original ceiling led light has a very poor ground and lights because of the very low current required to light the led. If you apply voltage to one side of the some leds and hold the other side of the led it will light!
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