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5 in. Chrome SkyBase Canopy Upgrade Kit for Cord or Rod Pendant Lighting

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Product Details

Welcome to plug-in lighting. Now you can install cord or rod suspended pendants in minutes with the SkyBase Canopy Upgrade Kit. SkyBase is an innovative system that works like a wall outlet but on the ceiling. Once the outlet is hardwired to the ceiling, the mating SkyPlug attaches to your existing light fixture and can then be quickly plugged in and out of the outlet in seconds. Now installing your light fixture is just as easy as plugging in a table lamp. Imagine being able to transform a room from casual to elegant just by changing the light fixture and without ever having to wire again. The SkyPlug also allows you to quickly remove your light fixture for cleaning or to paint the ceiling without obstructions.
  • Updates hardwired pendants to fast and easy DIY installation
  • Creates safer installation - reduces time on a ladder
  • Robust, safe design with weight bearing locking mechanism
  • Allows you to easily remove light fixtures for decor changes, cleaning, painting, seasonal decorating and many other reasons
  • Eliminates complicated wiring and the need for professional installation
  • Rated to hold rod fixtures up to 35 lbs., SVT cord fixtures up to 5 lbs., and SJT cord fixtures up to 10 lbs.
  • Attaches to existing junction box in ceiling
  • Includes lighting base with SkyPlug, SkyOutlet, cover plate, and hardware
  • Recognized by the national electrical code and UL Listed
  • Interchangeable with other SkyPlug compatible fixtures
  • Easy-to-follow instructions and video demonstration available
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 2.3 in, W 4.7 in, D 4.7 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)4.7 inProduct Height (in.)2.3 in
Product Length (in.)4.7 inProduct Width (in.)4.7 in

Details

Color FamilyChromeColor/FinishChrome
Hardware IncludedYesMaterialMetal
Number in Pack1Product Weight (lb.).66 lb
Returnable90-DayStyleClassic, Contemporary, Modern, Traditional, Transitional

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsUL ListedManufacturer WarrantyOne Year
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Questions & Answers

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Q:I bought a LED LIGHT can this be wired to this light?
by|Jan 20, 2022
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A:  Yes, the SkyBase Canopy Kits can we wired to LED or standard bulb light fixtures.

by|Jun 29, 2022

    A:  Absolutely, I used it myself.

    by|Jan 21, 2022
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      Customer Reviews

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      The Sky Plug Sky Base Canopy upgrade kit is an interesting product that has many benefits that come along with the general concept of it and many questions that are still likely to play out. The idea of being able to upgrade an old lighting fixture so that it can be easily installed in the ceiling instead of having to climb on the ladder AND balance the fixture while trying to attach it seems like a logical and great solution to a cumbersome and awkward job, right? A simple flip of a lever on the side of the canopy clicks the fixture securely in place and easily releases the fixture for it to be removed. Great solution! But the idea of interchangeability or to have a light fixture easily and or regularly removed...? For what purpose? Replacement of a fixture? Sure, but how often do we do this and unless these become widely accepted as the standard across the board for attaching a ceiling light fixture, then most people won't even know what to do with this going forward unless you originally installed it and know the benefits and how it works. Maybe as a solution for the ability to remove an outdoor patio ceiling light fixture for different seasons? Brilliant, but this is not rated for outdoor or damp areas. Seasonal light fixture changes for the time of year indoors? Kind of like changing out the winter and summer curtains? Hmmm. I'm personally not quite there yet. The clean design is complementary enough to most modern fixtures but I personally find the release lever on the side of the canopy visually unappealing. Then there's the weight limitation of 35 pounds to consider if you are hanging something antique or oversized. In summation, I like the concept of this product very much and yet it seems superfluous in so many ways until this becomes the new standard for all fixtures. Watch the installation video as this makes it very simple to use and install.
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      The SkyPlug makes installing a pendant fixture quick and easy. Once the ceiling box socket is ins...
      The SkyPlug makes installing a pendant fixture quick and easy. Once the ceiling box socket is installed and wired to your electrical box, the rest of the light fixture can be connected and wires on a table top. Not working on a ladder. This makes it safer and quicker. I have used self-locking ball lock pins for years lifting heavy machines and fixtures. Once I saw how the SkyPlug worked, I was sold. The socket can handle 50# load for safety. The plug rates the cord set at 5# for lighter duty SVT cords and 10# for SJT cords. This is similar to vacuum or power tool cords. You do need a small #1 Phillips head screw driver for the plug wiring screws. But they’re easy to access. 18-gauge wire is recommended for plug and 12 or 14 solid copper for the ceiling socket. Great when you want to change a fixture for design reasons or when painting.
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      The sky plug 5 in. chrome sky base canopy upgrade kit for cord or rod pendant lighting product wo...
      The sky plug 5 in. chrome sky base canopy upgrade kit for cord or rod pendant lighting product works great as advertised. Did exactly what I needed it to do and have no regrets purchasing it. It holds my pendant light over my kitchen sink without any issues at all. It brought an extra dimension to the look of the kitchen replacing the recess light fixture.
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      This Upgrade kit for you can modify your cord or rod pendant light with ease. Firstly, the chrome...
      This Upgrade kit for you can modify your cord or rod pendant light with ease. Firstly, the chrome cover is nice in shape and freshly look. The electrical assembly is well design for you can easily screw on the electrical box. The power connection is work on a circle connector which will lock each other under the tilt chrome bar on the Cover Case. You won;t be face to any problem when install of it. As there enclose a detail intruction sheet clearly step by step telling you how to do with it. Follow the proper procedure you won't be wrong. Beware, this pendant kit can not hold more than 50 lb. of weight. For most pendant light
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      The Skyplug is a unique mounting system for hanging pendants and other ceiling mount electrical d...
      The Skyplug is a unique mounting system for hanging pendants and other ceiling mount electrical devices. Skyplug allows ease of hanging AND re-hanging or replacement of light fixtures. Basically the top bracket is wired and stays put in the ceiling; while the bottom mating bracket wired to your light fixture slides into and locks in place with ingenious ball bearings operated by a lever. The connector latch is rated for light fixtures up to 35 pounds. While this is a remarkably clean installation and mounting system, the included instructions are a bit confusing and the advertising on the main page is misleading. This mounting system requires connecting bare wires to the two brackets with the built in screws and wire hold downs. This is NOT a “plug in with your three-prong light fixture” kinda install. This is a “clip your three prong cable and rewire re-mountable” kinda system. Other than the confusing advertising about what this product is, once you understand how it works, it’s remarkably ingenious. The thing that would make this product much more valuable is if it came with more than one lower bracket so you can attach them to your various other light fixtures that you want to rotate in and out as your mood changes. I think that was the whole point of this product - ease of light fixture rotation as your mood or design theme changes.
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      This Skyplug 5 in.Chrome Skybase Canopy upgrade kit for a cord or rod pendant lighting is a very ...
      This Skyplug 5 in.Chrome Skybase Canopy upgrade kit for a cord or rod pendant lighting is a very unique way of installing your lights anywhere in your home. The instructions are easy to read and simple to follow, we have not installed it yet. We are deciding where to put it in our home but we hope to have it up soon. We might just have to purchase more of this lighting kit.
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      The Sky Plug 5 in. Chrome Skybase Canopy Upgrade Kit for Cord or Rod Pendant Lighting is somethin...
      The Sky Plug 5 in. Chrome Skybase Canopy Upgrade Kit for Cord or Rod Pendant Lighting is something you never knew you needed until you’ve had one. For making it easier to clean, change out our light fixtures, or to take down a fixture to paint the ceiling, this makes it so very easy. Coming in brushed nickel or chrome, they match most ceiling devices. We ordered one of each finish. The wiring is straight forward and simple enough for the average homeowner. The kit comes complete with all you will need for installation. Once wired and installed, you simply put your fixture up and the lever holds it up until you use the quick release device and it releases easily. However, be sure to have a good grasp on your lamp when you release it. The SkyPlug includes a neat cover plate to cover the electric box in the ceiling. We plan on buying more in the future for most of our ceiling lighting fixtures. See Photos
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      Response from THD-CSOJan 24, 2020
      "Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are happy to hear you will be updating additional lighting in your home with the SkyPlug SkyBase Kits. Please note that future versions will have the side release located inside the canopy. In addition, SkyBase Kits for chained lighting are also available. Please contact us with any questions or comments at info@skyplug.com. "
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      I received the SkyPlug 5 in. Chrome SkyBase Canopy Upgrade Kit for Cord or Rod Pendant Lighting t...
      I received the SkyPlug 5 in. Chrome SkyBase Canopy Upgrade Kit for Cord or Rod Pendant Lighting to review for free. Although I got the Chrome finish, I spray painted it Gold to match the chandelier I was hanging. This is a unique concept and for the most part it's well executed. Before installing I was a bit skeptical whether this thing would hold the weight of a chandelier, and am glad that it does as advertised. The parts are nicely packaged and the instructions are good. However the actual installation can be tricky. One thing I found which wasn't explained well is that the unlock lever has to be pressed up twice to completely separate the plug from the socket. The pin that holds the two together has a two stage release using ball-bearings. You push-up the lever once and it unlocks one part to release the fixture, then you push the lever up again and pull the fixture down at the same time to separate the two parts. I took time to install the base to the ceiling and attach the "plug" to the chandelier. I'm glad I could do the wiring of the chandelier on the floor and not on the ladder while carrying all that weight. Attaching the fixture to the base is as easy as plugging in as described. Just remember to push the lever up while plugging in and make sure there is an audible click to confirm it's plugged in. I have used the plug to hang two chandeliers and am happy with the conveinience of being able to just plug-in the fixture. The only minor complaint I have is that the base cover does not stay flush with the ceiling due to the washers that they recommend using when mounting the base to the ceiling. Overall, this is a good concept and I'm hoping will hold for a long long time.
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      I already own SkyPlug's version for 'chain lighting' (308570878). I found it very helpful in han...
      I already own SkyPlug's version for 'chain lighting' (308570878). I found it very helpful in hanging lights, and thought I would try this one, for 'rod pendant lighting' ... I live alone. So, hanging/wiring a heavy ceiling light is a chore. I typically get a ladder, and rest the fixture on top of it; as I do all the wiring with my hands above my head. This is so much easier. Wire the canopy (which weighs a few ounces) to the ceiling, then wire the fixture to the adapter, then plug them together (like a plug in an outlet). The canopy is made of good quality metal and is paintable. It looks great. Hopefully, these become a building standard, because their biggest benefit is being able to swap out fixtures. I do not see myself swapping fixtures, but the next home owner might. If everyone knows how to use them, they will be a great time saver. If not, it likely will take the next homeowner longer to figure out how they work, than save them time. It would help, if they put their website on the exterior (i.e. 'For Removal See SkyPlug.com'). It supports rod fixtures up to 35lbs, SVT cord (think indoor extension) to 5lbs, and SJT (think outdoor extension) cord to 10lbs. The direction state it is not compatible with dimmer switches (see pic). So, you will need smart dimmable bulbs, if you want to dim.
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      Response from THD-CSJan 24, 2020
      Dear Home Depot Valued Customer, We are happy to hear how much you like the SkyBase Canopy Upgrade Kit and that it has made hanging a light fixture so much easier. As suggested, we are adding website information on the product itself. Please also note that these products ARE compatable with dimmer switches. The instructions you read were inadvertantly added, and for a different product. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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