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How much can I safely plug into a light socket converted to a standard outlet? [closed]

I just moved my office desk from our extra bedroom on to our stairway landing. The tricky thing was that there was no wall outlet to plug anything into. However, there was a nearby light socket, ...
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LED current while off

I have a vague recollection that while off, a LED can actually receive light and generate a small current (in uA). Is that correct? How does that work? What is the best way to prevent this?