Wife bought 2 lamps to go on mantle. There is a plug above mantle but lamps too high to reach rotary switch on lamps. How can I construct an extension cord from wall plug above mantle to plug lamps into and then add toggle switch that can be reached to turn both lamps on? Or anyone have a better remedy?

  • Keep it neat by using a "clapper" (clap-on, clap-off) instead of routing and positioning a physical switch in an easy-to-reach location. – fixer1234 Nov 24 '17 at 23:22
  • Is having a cord-mounted switch resting on the mantle an option? – ThreePhaseEel Nov 24 '17 at 23:49
  • There is an assortment of this type of device: amazon.com/dp/B000KKND86/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JAlgAbCCQJKHT look closely it’s not an extension cord, it’s a remote switch. The real answer tho, is call an electrician and have these lights wired in with a proper switch. – Tyson Nov 25 '17 at 0:21
  • Is the receptacle (plug) also too high to reach? – Jimmy Fix-it Nov 25 '17 at 1:40
  • Yes. And there is a picture hung over it. – user78158 Nov 26 '17 at 1:14

Try one of these, available at your local hardware shop:

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  • Good idea but plug (receptacle) is too high to reach and behind a picture. – user78158 Nov 26 '17 at 1:10

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