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#180497 - 08/27/08 07:57 PM Floor lamps
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I was wondering why floor lamps, or lamps in general do not have to have a 3 wire ground. Lamp cord only has hot and neutral..

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#180500 - 08/27/08 09:07 PM Re: Floor lamps [Re: jdot77]
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Tradition? Price? Lack of a body count?
There is certainly no safety related answer why you wouldn't want to ground a metal lamp.
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#180804 - 09/11/08 08:59 AM Re: Floor lamps [Re: gfretwell]
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I have absolutely no idea about US practice in this regard but in Europe it's simple: as long as the cord is double insulated (i.e. not zip cord) the only part that counts is the socket itself. Metal socket - grounded. Plastic socket - not grounded.

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