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I removed a light/ceiling fan that had a pull string when we installed my son's bunk bed (we didn't want the fan blades knocking him in the head). We now want to install just a ceiling light. There is electrical at the light location but no wall switch. What wireless options for a ceiling light are there so my son can turn on the light when he walks into the room?

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You can use something like this, if there is room in the fixture:

wireless socket

The switch just mounts on the wall and uses a battery. There is no direct wiring to the fixture. This company also makes a hand held remote that would work with the socket adapter (instead of or in addition to the switch) as well:

remote

There are also hard wired switching units that fit in a junction box, such as this one

remote hard wire unit

This last one uses the Z-Wave remote system and needs compatible remote controls.

I would not suggest using a fan control box because there is much less venting/air space in a junction box than in a fan housing.

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