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

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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Color Family
Chrome
Fixture Color/Finish
Chrome
Hardware Included
Yes
Material
Metal
Number in Pack
1
Product Weight (lb.)
.66 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Style
Classic,Contemporary,Modern,Traditional,Transitional

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
One Year

Product Overview

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

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 29 reviews
  • 93% recommend this product
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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.
by PersnicketyME
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3 people found this helpful
The Sky Plug Sky Base Canopy upgrade kit is an interesting product that has many benefits that co...
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.
by PersnicketyME
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1 person found this helpful
An awesome invention, a great idea for easy to install or replace light fixtures. I got the bronze finish because it goes well with some of the fixtures around my house and the quick change is easy to setup and use. First the Skyplug comes with good instructions to follow and the plug itself has color coordinated posts for easy to put together. On the ceiling it is easy to just screw one end and plug the wires to it. On the other end with the light fixture it is also easy to plug the wires to that end and without touching any wires together just push into place and done. With a pull of the lever it is easy to take down the light too, I like it because on some light fixtures I’ve put up are sometimes heavy and I need a second hand while I get the wires together and with this I do not need another person to do it. Also I like the convenience to have the ability to change the lights more often, for entertainment, maybe the holidays too. Best of all it looks it does not look out of place; it blends in with the fixture.
by AngelM
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When i first received the Skyplug I was thinking what have I got myself in to. However after read...
When i first received the Skyplug I was thinking what have I got myself in to. However after reading the instruction manual it is very straight forward. The illustrations were very helpful also. All the parts are quality and the bronze color is excellent. There is also a video for installation on the Home Depot web site. I have someone coming in the spring to install as i am having some wiring issues. I am looking forward to using this product.
by Marietta
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Safely hang or change pendant fixtures. Once the electrician or competent DIY-er has wired the so...
Safely hang or change pendant fixtures. Once the electrician or competent DIY-er has wired the socket in the ceiling box, you can finish wiring the light fixture to the plug half safely on a tabletop. The SkyPlug has a special 3-ball lift pin that can secure a 50 # load, though the device is rated for a 10 pound fixture. The socket is made to accept 12 or 14 gauge solid copper wire. The plug, 18 gauge solid SJT or SVT cord. Hanging is as simple as plugging in a lamp to an outlet. But when need to paint, just push the lever to release. You can unscrew the lever if you want the cleaner look but don't misplace it.w
by HomeDepotCustomer
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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.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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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.
by Manp
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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
by HomeDepotCustomer
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The Skyplug is a great idea. It was very easy to install and looks stylish mounted and fits in wi...
The Skyplug is a great idea. It was very easy to install and looks stylish mounted and fits in with any decor. I love it because the wife likes to change the light globe and style with the seasons. The globes are different shapes and sizes and depending on the globe she likes the length of the cord to be raised or lowered. With the Skyplug it is very easy to pull the unit down with the release lever on the side. With the whole unit on the table it's very easy to adjust the cable length. I recommend this unit highly.
by bakerman
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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.
by BrooklynBumpkin
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