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Why is a Wall Outlet on a Switch?


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Why is my outlet wall socket connected to the ceiling light?

Switched Outlets For Floor Lamps or Table Lamps

Question: Why is my outlet wall socket connected to the ceiling light?

This electrical question came from: Wayne, a Homeowner from England

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Wayne.
Well Wayne, that’s a good question. It may be that at one time there was only the switched wall socket  which would control a table lamp, then the decision was made to add a ceiling light fixture.

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