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Light activation in closet by a broken connection? #219964
02/19/19 10:59 AM
02/19/19 10:59 AM
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Hamacho  Offline OP
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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
Hello!

I want a light inside my closet that activates (lights up) when I open up the sliding door.
So my idea is that when I open the door, a connection breaks and allow electricity to flow to the light. Anyone here that has any thoughts on how to do this? Because I dont.. I'm very open to learn though.
The only thing I can come up with is that the door pushes down a button when it's opened to a certain level. But I found the other way to be more practical.
Thanks on advance!
-Hamacho

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Re: Light activation in closet by a broken connection? [Re: Hamacho] #219965
02/19/19 02:10 PM
02/19/19 02:10 PM
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gfretwell  Offline

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Why not use a switch that closes when the door opens?
I could draw you a circuit that would do what you want using a relay but it seems like the long way around a simple problem.


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Re: Light activation in closet by a broken connection? [Re: Hamacho] #219966
02/19/19 02:35 PM
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geoff in UK  Offline
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Purpose made closet door switches make when the pressure (of the door) on the switch is removed.

https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Produc...__RsK-HGAx3XMnsMvQqnz2ZhTJRoCZakQAvD_BwE


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