What is the Shortest a Lamp Cord Can Be ?
The Shortest a Table or Floor Lamp Cord May Be is Five Feet ( 1.5 Meters ) Long Externally From the Edge of the Base to the End of the Plug. (Any Length of Wire Used Internally Must Be Added to the Five Foot External Length Of the Cord). This is to Discourage the Use of Extension Cords.
We recommend 8 Foot Cords to Wire Table Lamps and 10 Ft or Longer for Floor Lamps.
The Shortest a Swag Lamp Cord Can Be is 15 Feet Long and when Routed Through the Chain Must Extend at Least One Foot Beyond the End of the Chain.