I have an LED light with a pull chain like this one.
A few questions:
- What are these small (aluminum ?) fasteners called, they hold the plastic enclosure shut, I marked them in yellow.
- (How) can I remove those fasteners, maybe needle nose pliers, maybe a small flathead screw, maybe I try to melt them?
- (How) can I replace those fasteners once I fix/add extension to the pull chain, to fasten the enclosure shut again? Or maybe just tape it shut? Is it better to replace the entire pull chain component with a new pull chain component, i.e. the item linked above?
- Or could I replace the pull chain component with a switch component instead? (With pull chain components it seems like their chains always break! A switch wouldn't break like a chain does, any other recommendations?)
(Probably not worth the money to do this repair but this is to improve my skills, and prevent waste)
This is a similar question:
But I wanted to ask specifically about the names of these pieces, and whether I could repair the component rather than replacing it.