First, I know nothing about electric and will get an electrician to do this.... if it can be done. So guess I'm wondering if it can even be done.
I bought 6 gorgeous single light fixtures from Habitat for Humanity. They are on a pole with the electrical stuff/plate on one side and the light on the other side. 38" long, very ornate but newer, not old. There are two wires coming out of the wire side: 1 is just a silver wire with no coating; the other is coated in clear plastic with two brass colored wires in it. I'm pretty sure these originally were hanging from a ceiling. However my ceilings are way too tall and I want to place these on the walls in my living room. The pole swivels up and down from the ornate structure over the plate/electrical so attaching the plate to the wall and moving the pole in the upward position works, it stays in place fine.
There are no individual off/on switches on these so I suppose they were connected in the wall someway where on switch on the wall turned them all on. I would like to be able to have an off/on switch on each one. Is that possible? I do have electrical outlets close to where I want to put each of the 6 lights. Two of the walls where I could put a couple of the lights have light switches. One wall has 3 light switches that turn off/on: the lanai light, lanai fan, and the third switch don't know what it's for as can't see anything it turns on. The other wall has 3 switches also: one switch for the entry inside light, one for my front porch light, and the 3rd one for the extended wrap around porch lights.