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I have two bedside swag lamps, one on each side of the bed. Each one has a plug that goes into the wall. They each have a pull chain for use in turning them on. I would like it if, when I pull the chain on one lamp, they both would turn on. Is this even possible and if so how would I accomplish it? I am hoping there is some special plug I can buy, plug both lamps into it and be done...

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    Do you want both pull chains to be effective, or will one suffice? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Oct 20 '18 at 1:25
  • Are you OK with something that's built into the house wiring, or do you need this to be temporary/removable? – ThreePhaseEel Oct 20 '18 at 4:18
  • @ Harper, ummm I suppose one pull chain would suffice... – Jamie Knoy Oct 25 '18 at 1:29
  • @ThreePhaseEel, I actually converted the fixtures I am using from built in to swag lights that plug into the wall. They were given to me by a contractor who removed them from a home he was renovating. Having said that, I'm not adverse to either idea, but keep in mind, I am no electrician so something built in might be above my level of expertise. – Jamie Knoy Oct 25 '18 at 1:34
  • @JamieKnoy -- how do you want turning these lamps off to work? – ThreePhaseEel Oct 25 '18 at 1:52
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I've never seen a wired set up where when one light turned it, it also turns on another device. You can, however, go with wireless devices. They range from basic RF (radio frequency) devices to z-wave and WiFi devices.

If you go with a smart device, you can add other lights, locks, speakers, etc., over time. Google Home, Samsung Smart Things and Amazon Alexa are examples of smart device hubs. You need a hub if you go this route and make sure the devices you buy work with the hub.

Here is a simple RF device just as a example (not a smart device). You'll need to research it and other like items to see what would work best. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HWB0TPU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_C.MYBbT3DPGYV

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    Thank you Hazardous Glitch for your answer, Unfortunately, going the wireless route is not in the cards for now. But I will keep your comments in mind if/when I decide to go in that direction! Again, thank you! – Jamie Knoy Oct 21 '18 at 17:48

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