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    Default Replacing Lamp post lights

    I recently purchased new lamps for my post light along my driveway with the intention of replacing the existing lamps only, not the posts. When I received the lamps I realized that the base is larger than the post. Is there a conversion part I can purchase to adapt the size difference. Whe
    N I bought the lamps ****** the site did not ask for the size of the post. Thank you for any advise.

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    Default Re: Replacing Lamp post lights

    You probably could get some sort of reducer/expander but if it didn't come from the light manufacturer, it wouldn't look too good.

    Since the posts only cost about $20 each you might want to swallow hard and replace them.

    Maurice Turgeon, thesemi-retiredelectrician.com

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    Default Re: Replacing Lamp post lights

    I was afraid of that! I certainly don't mind the cost of the posts but what started out to be somewhat of a simple project to update the lights sounds like a project for an electrician. Go figure! Thank you for your help

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    Default Re: Replacing Lamp post lights

    #1 What size is the outside "dimension" of your existing post ?

    #2 What size is the inside dimension of the new light ?

    #3 Is you existing pole set in concrete ? If not replacing it may not be a big deal. If it is then there's more work involved.

    Depending on the OD size of the existing pole and the new light you may be able to slip a larger pole for the new light over the old pole.
    Gizmo

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    Smile Re: Replacing Lamp post lights

    The OD of the existing post is 2 1/4 inches and the OD of the new lights is 3 1/4. The 3 posts line my driveway in a mass of English ivy so I am not sure if they are set in concrete yet. But I am excited about the idea of setting larger post over the existing posts! That just may be my solution! Thank you!

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    Default Re: Replacing Lamp post lights

    Quote Originally Posted by Loveswood View Post
    The OD of the existing post is 2 1/4 inches and the OD of the new lights is 3 1/4. The 3 posts line my driveway in a mass of English ivy so I am not sure if they are set in concrete yet. But I am excited about the idea of setting larger post over the existing posts! That just may be my solution! Thank you!

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