I didn't realize a ceiling lamp was not switched (hardwired) I need a solution
Easiest? Probably one of these:
That will add a pull chain switch to a simple light socket. Extra chain can be clipped on if you need longer length.
Other options would be:
- Replace the fixture with one with a built-in switch
- Run some wiring to add a switch loop to a standard light switch (possibly required by code if the room doesn't have another light)
- Add a smart relay module behind the fixture in the box, and control the light with an app, remote, or smart home device
- Like Phil suggests, put a smart light bulb in the fixture and control the light with an app, remote, or smart home device
I think This remote switch may be what you need. (There are several brands that do the same thing)
It is receiver with a remote switch, it works quite well and will solve your problem.
You wire in the little receiver unit to the fixture inside the electrical box and you can put the wireless remote switch any place you like. The convenience of a wall switch, as opposed to a smart bulb where you have to find your phone, open an app and negotiate to the bulb interface.
You can get more then one switch for the same receiver or visa versa.