I have a fluorescent lamp deep in my closet with a pull chain that can be tough to reach. Any recommendations on how to add a remote without replacing the fixture? Thanks

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    Is it hardwired, or is it cord-and-plug connected? Would you have the electrical chops to make it cord-and-plug-connected? Would extending the chain make life easier (that is short work for a friendly neighborhood hardware store, note that Home Depot is not a friendly neighborhood hardware store). Apr 18 '18 at 16:14
  • i use an inline motion detector attachment, works great, easy to install.
    – dandavis
    Apr 19 '18 at 0:16
  • It's hardwired and the walls are cinder block so there's no way to to hard wire a switch. I figure some sort of remote would be the easiest.
    – Eddie
    Apr 19 '18 at 14:06
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    Extra long sting lead through a series of eye hooks (being sure the first one makes it easy on the fixture when you yank on it). Screw a hook to the inside door trim (I won't tell anybody ;)
    – Mazura
    Jan 11 '19 at 8:57

If it's hardwired you can add a switch on the feeding line, leave the pull-chain always on and use the remote switch instead. If you want to 'go smart' buy a SonOff RF device (the one compatible with 433MHz garage-door remote) with a remote, so you turn on the light it via remote or via app.

  • I ended up going with the acegoo Wireless Lights Switch Kit. Much cheaper than the SonOFF RF and a better remote for a light switch.
    – Eddie
    Apr 22 '18 at 18:17

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