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Old 12-30-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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Had a friend show me this light fixture and wonder if I could help him build something like it.

I told him I could bend the conduit, wire, etc. but didn't know of any stock fixture that would let us transition from the conduit to the bulb.

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I've had people ask me that as well and haven't seen anything to make it work, and still be code legal. I'll be watching this thread though to see if someone has an answer. Good luck!

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You would get into UL issues if you worry about that.

Here is a great link to sockets. You can find an adapters to go from 1/2" to 3/8" or whatever the socket needs- probably at Lowes.
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Weld or braze a stub of 1/8" - 27 on the ends of your conduit and use a regular keyless lampholder



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You don't need to weld. They make a 1/2" female to 1/8" male reducer

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yeah , but then it'd look like a plumber did it....~CS~
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Hou could even recess your stub inside the ends of your conduit a bit and hide all the ugliness
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bulbs go in the ground, lamps go in fixtures!
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bulbs go in the ground, lamps go in fixtures!
I think you meant to say "Bulbs go in the ground, lamps go in luminaires".
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so it's settled then

we're all gonna bend up our own op de art niche market fixtures

screw chinas cheesball luminaires , we can bend circles 'round 'em

we just need the right point man

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You would get into UL issues if you worry about that.
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so it's settled then

we're all gonna bend up our own op de art niche market fixtures
If you can't afford the original, make it yourself.



Thanks for all the great ideas.
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You don't need to weld. They make a 1/2" female to 1/8" male reducer

With a little grinding and polishing you could make these look nice if you wanted
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With a little grinding and polishing you could make these look nice if you wanted
We should have a competition. Everyone gets a material list they must adhere to. Some sort of reasonable time allotted. Basic outline of project, such as the OP's fixture. Then pics and voting.
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I've got one of those in my living room.

Not that complex, but a set of track lights built out of T-fittings and bent black-iron pipe.

When I get back to MA, I'll grab a picture.

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You would get into UL issues if you worry about that.

Here is a great link to sockets. You can find an adapters to go from 1/2" to 3/8" or whatever the socket needs- probably at Lowes.
I don't believe UL is a requirement on any electrical device. They are only a listing agency. Having their label on something is as good as looking for the union label.
Good for a piece of mind to know it's a quality build device and will preform safely if used as directed.

I personally wish it was like the good old days.

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