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What is a keyless light fixture or lampholder?

Sunday, May 16, 2021

A keyless light fixture or lampholder does not have an on/off switch built into it—like a pull chain, toggle switch, or push-rod at the socket—and requires a remote switch on the wall or cord. “Keyless” is a holdover from an earlier era of gas lighting, when there was a key to turn at the fixture that adjusted or turned off the gas flow. 

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Here’s links to a collection of more blog posts about LIGHT FIXTURES:

Can a bare bulb "lampholder" light fixture be installed outdoors? 

What is a luminaire? 

What is the code requirement for a light fixture (luminaire) over a shower or bathtub?

Does a fluorescent light in a clothes closet require a cover lens? 

What is the average life expectancy of an exterior light fixture? 

• What is the average life expectancy of an interior light fixture?

What does "listed and labeled" mean for an electrical component?  

What causes flickering or blinking lights in a house?

Why do the lights dim when the air conditioner starts up?

Is a bare bulb light in a closet alright? 

Does a light switch have to be in the same room as lights?

Why can't I put a chandelier over the spa tub in my master bath? It would look wonderful!

• What is minimum code requirement for switched lighting in a house? 

• What are the code requirements for light fixtures in a closet?

   Visit our ELECTRICAL SWITCHES page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles. 

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