Our DIY Fabric Wire by the Foot 16 g. in black is a specialty wire that has limited applications but is ideally suited to create extension cords. However, this wire is not intended to be used in lighting applications. For your convenience, we sell it by the foot, so you can order as much or as little as you need.
This heavy-duty 16 gauge color cord is SJT, has 3 conductor wires, and is rated for up to 300V. Each cord has 3 wires surrounded by a jacket and a thermoplastic insulated cover and is finished with a braided rayon cloth. We recommend ordering 1-2 feet more than you need to compensate for length cuts and wire stripping.
It is important to note that this product is not designed for compatibility with our sockets, canopies or other lighting accessories. If you are looking to build a light fixture please shop our selection of 18g. SVT wire. With all lighting projects and DIY fixture assembly, we always recommend consulting a licensed electrician.
For traceability reasons on UL Listed products, we cannot accept returns for cut-to-order wire. As there can be various monitor settings and calibrations, colors may vary slightly from what you see on your screen, so we recommend that you order a sample to see the color in person. It is important to confirm that the specifications and color of this wire are suitable for your project prior to ordering.
- Sold by the foot
- UL Listed, File No. ZJCZ.E471255
- SJT-B Flexible Electrical Wire
- 3 conductors, 16 gauge
- 11/32 overall diameter
- Interior Use Only
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are your shipping options?
We offer a variety of shipping options. We offer free shipping on eligible orders, along with various ground and express options from FedEx and USPS. See more about our shipping options and policy here.
What is your return policy?
All eligible products must be returned within 30 days of delivery. Wire by the foot, custom fixtures, custom power cord whips and light bulbs are not eligible for returns. For more return information please see our return policy here.
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Do you offer designer discounts?
Absolutely! Read more about our designer and trade program here.
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