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Lamps... and earthing? Answered

Hello. I'm new to electronics (hence why i'm here). Why do lamps not require or need an earth? Eg a three prong plug? I have searched google and get differing answers. Wouldn't it be safer if it had an earth?

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randofoBest Answer (author)2017-02-03

If the casing of your lamp is conductive, it would potentially make it safer. However, most lamps you will encounter are wired with 2-prong plugs. It's fairly standard.

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