…sometimes you might want to flip the switch back off.
As long as there are minds to think, people will create their own versions of the “real-thing.”
On a recent inspection in Seattle, I came across this version of a light fixture in the basement. One can motor over to the Big Orange Tool Box and find all the requisite parts (to add to the crap you can already find lying around the home) —-and put together such a contraption.
I especially like the use of the piece of aluminum duct pipe as a “reflector” and can only wonder what the original lens cover might have looked like. The metal cross pieces that attach the fixture to the joists are edge “J-channel” used for plastic laminate around countertops. A junction box for the exposed wire connections above the fixture would have been a good improvement to the overall installation.
One more trip to the Tool Box for bulbs and the “fixture” will be good to go.
Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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