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How is it safe to fit a light in a chair?

To fit a light in the back of a chair,Which material would the chair be have to made of? Can it be metal??Also what sort of lighting would not require the cord to be visibly running out of the chair?

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Not very safe. If you are a do-it-yourselfer than I would recommend against this. There are too many potentials for problems with the lamp enclosure, mounting conditions, flammability of materials vs conductivity of materials, and most importantly the protection of the wiring should anything higher than 24v be used. A chair is a very high-use item and the wear and tear is much higher than electrical sources are used to. This would be an item that would require some real thought and engineering towards. If this is something you would like to pursue development of then I would begin with researching the National Electrical Code for safe wiring design practices and research the requirements for passing a national listing laboratories requirements like UL or CSA. The best design would separate and insulate both the electrical cavity and lighting enclosure from the actual chair componants and prevent normal chair componants from wearing against these enclosures -springs, tacks, and bending componants. Then use as little or no flammable componants at all in the chair design. Low voltage or battery operated LED would be the safest light source for limited current and heat both. The battery operated design would eliminate the cord as well.
Sep 30, 2017
Fitting a light in a chair ?? Have a table at the side of the chair, with a lamp on it, I wouldn't recommend having a light in a chair, because of the fire risks.
Sep 30, 2017
Engineer for Proton LED says: LED displays light safely when run by a battery or low voltage transformer. Still be careful! Paul Catignani Lyons ga
Sep 30, 2017
I would not do this. I see too many risks involved. Keep the two separate. The only one I would consider is one that runs off batteries - none that plugs into the electric lines.
Sep 30, 2017

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