The electric lamp is an invention that provides light for both working and leisure activities. Sometimes an electrical outlet is not present where electric light is needed. In these cases, a cordless light can provide adequate lighting. Changing a lamp from alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) power requires minimal electrical knowledge. Create a cordless lamp using DC energy by attaching a battery pack to any electric lamp.

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Use batteries to power a cordless lamp

Step 1

Cut the lamp cord to leave eight inches protruding from the base. Split the two wires of the cord for six inches. Strip one-half inch of insulation off the end of each wire, paying special attention to the insulation on the two wires.

Step 2

Strip one-half inch of insulation from the two wires protruding from the battery housing.

Step 3

Twist the stripped ends of the red wires together. Tape over the exposed wire with electrical tape.

Step 4

Twist the stripped ends of the black wires together. Tape over the exposed wire with electrical tape.

Step 5

Place the batteries in the battery housing. Make note of the negative and positive end placement of the batteries. Turn on the lamp to ensure the battery pack is working.