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How To Make a Light Fixture From a Galvanized Bucket

Learn how to create new outdoor lighting by turning inexpensive galvanized washtubs into pendant lights.

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Adapt for Plug-In Use

There are two methods for electrifying a repurposed tub or bucket: plug-in or hard-wire. Hard-wire is the best fit for interior use, but it also requires long-term commitment. Plug-in allows the pendant to be used in several locations either temporarily or long-term. For plug-in electrification, loosen screws inside of the plug, expose positive and negative wires using wire strippers, wrap wires around screws, then tighten with screwdriver.

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