It was with great disappointment that we discovered that there was no light switch in the master bedroom of our trailer. The overhead light switch is located right over the centre of the bed which is a real hassle for me as I am not very tall. So I set out to solve this problem and after much research discovered this product available at Canadian Tire..
Made by "Leviton Decora".. it is a wireless outlet.. (called "The Anywhere Switch Kit") that you can theoretically plug a lamp into.
So to the above product I added a plug- in bulb socket, hoping to create a "light" that I could plug into our unused TV outlet in our bedroom which sits pretty high up on the wall.
There were a few problems though.. the finished product would sit a bit too close to the wall so I needed to add something that would bring it out from the wall a bit.. so here is what I came up with..
I know it looks like a mutant.. but it gets better.. just wait..
Now it was time to install the remote "light switch" on our wall. Here it is..
Just add batteries and screw it to the wall. It's very easy to change the batteries..
And it works just like a real light switch!
Next I realized that our wall outlet would have to be inverted.. because the ground side of the "light"plug would not fit into the outlet the way it was.. so DH.. did that for me... lest I electrocute myself... and then who would cook him supper?
I then took a "Walmart" lamp shade.. and attacked it with a pair of scissors and pliers to make it the shape I needed..
Finally I dressed up the 6 outlet plug with some white electrical tape to make it look a little better..
Here is the finished product .. just before I plugged it into the wall.
Here is our light once it's on the wall. No more having to reach for the trailer light over the bed... and this one looks pretty good!
I plan to order a custom tall narrow sconce shade that will hide all the parts.. but I am happy with this for now!!
This last photo shows both the switch and the light installed on the walls in our master bedroom!