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Floor lamps

Posted By: jdot77

Floor lamps - 08/28/08 02:57 AM

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..
Posted By: gfretwell

Re: Floor lamps - 08/28/08 04:07 AM

Tradition? Price? Lack of a body count?
There is certainly no safety related answer why you wouldn't want to ground a metal lamp.
Posted By: Texas_Ranger

Re: Floor lamps - 09/11/08 03:59 PM

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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