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Old Home Pull-Cord / Pull-Chain Electrical Workaround: Analog, No Battery Light Switches

Updated on August 28, 2019
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I work remotely during the day and remodel houses at night. Love coffee, full-time swammer, and always looking for new opportunities.

The Quick Summary:

I was a 1st time home buyer remodeling an old house built in 1900. The walls were made of plaster and there were many pull-cord lights throughout the house. Without discovering these analog light switches I would've easily spent $1500-$2000 minimum on electrician costs, instead I spend $200 total to update all my pull-cord lights into wireless, no-battery, maintenance free lights.

Here's the product if you don't feel like reading about my experience...

Installation: time consuming but easy

You will still need to wire together the small analog receiver onto your light source (lamp, fan, ceiling light, etc); however, there's no batteries, no cutting into walls, no buying wires that run into the basement... 99% easier than wiring new light switches and no need to hire an electrician.

As always, turn off power before beginning electrical work.

Rather than make a numbered list of steps, here's a video below on how installing this works.

Conclusion

I'm a visual learner and found the video above to be more useful than trying to read directions; however, the brand's installation guide they provide is pretty good.

Pull chain lights can be useful in closets but are outdated for the most part - especially in living rooms, bedrooms, or kitchens. If you've got an old home with pull chain lights or simply lights that you don't want to cut and wire into the wall then this is what you need.

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