1 - Parallel, almost everything should be wired in parallel.
Originally Posted by holmburgers
2 - Assuming 60 watt bulbs, you'll be drawing approx 500W or around 5 amps - use 18AWG stranded (lamp cord) for your wall cord, inside can be solid or stranded, whichever is easiest to connect to your fixtures, no fuse needed.
3 - 2 prong would be sufficient. If the housing is metal, attach the ground to the metal housing.
A 110V muffin fan would be a good idea, an enclosed volume will get quite warm quickly. Digikey.com has them . Don't forget an air inlet as well as an exhaust.
It might be easier to wire if you bought a crimper and some ring terminals. You can get the wire, crimper and terminals at Home Depot or Lowes.
Last edited by Peter Simpson; 12-13-2011 at 12:24 PM. Click to view previous post history.