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I am looking to power a light that is built into a mains socket? Answered

is there a way to include a light in a mains socket so that it will light up when there is a plug put into it? I know i will need to create a separate housing for the light circuit but i plan to adhesive it to the socket, or can the pins of the plug complete the circuit to make the light work? induction perhaps? any ideas or solutions would be great!



10 years ago

. Do you want it to light if anything is plugged in or only when the item is drawing current? Would you want it to come on if an extension cord were plugged in?


Answer 10 years ago

I was wanting a light to come on when the plug is drawing current from the socket, the other factor is that the socket is already on an extension cord from the mains... thanks for your comment!