redirecting a light switch – Instructable

Intro: the inconvenience of a misplaced light switch


           This is a simple solution to the problem of inconvenience with a misplaced light switch. My roommate’s light switch has been strategically placed in the corner of his room, behind the door by an ingenious electrician. As a result, the person occupying the room must enter the dark room, averting disaster and avoiding the many obstacles in the way, to simply flick a switch, turning on the lights. To solve this dilemma, I will simply redirect the switch to a more appropriate place.



Step 1: Components


            8 eyehooks



            Electrical Tape

            Scissors (or any cutting device)




Step 2: Placing the eye hooks

Place two eyehooks above the doorframe, one at each corner.

above the door, at each corner

Place another eyehook on each side of the door frame, at light switch level.

on each side of the door

Place an eyehook above and below the light switch.

above and below light switch

Place two eyehooks where you would like the new switch to be.

where you want new switch to be


Step 3: Cut string

The string needs to be cut into two six-foot pieces. These pieces of string will be the on/off switches.

 cut into two six-foot pieces of string

Step 4: Pull string through eyehooks

Simply run the string through the eye hooks one by one until you reach the light switch.







Step 5: Attach string to switch

Using electrical tape, connect the two strings to the light switch, cut off any extra slack.

 attach string to switch

Step 6: Enjoy the improvement!




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