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There is an outdoor light owned by HOA, located outside of the door of my apartment unit. And I'd like to install a security camera near the light. There is no outlet there, and How can I extend an outlet from the existing light?

Thanks for any suggestion!

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    Do you have the right or permission to interfere with their light? – Solar Mike Aug 19 at 6:13
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    Agreed, you can’t usually add an electrical outlet to somebody else’s electrical service without permission (who pays the bill for what’s plugged into it?) – whiskeychief Aug 19 at 11:05
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    Also I haven't seen any security camera that require 120V power. Isn't it usually low voltage and powered from a remote source? – Retired Master Electrician Aug 19 at 15:52
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    just use a socket extender with outlets, then a dc power brick; no modification needed; just unscrew and put back in the bulb when you move. – dandavis Aug 19 at 16:14
  • i chatted with HOA, they are actually fine with a socket extender! haha thanks guys – Dude from SF Aug 23 at 18:10

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