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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:43 pm 
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Hi. I am replacing all my pendant ceiling lights with flush mounted ones. These have a base that screws right up against the ceiling; so no space between base and ceiling.
Also, they are dual Led bulb lights, with internal space when the cover is on,
but I prefer not to use that space as an enclosure for connectors because I do not know how safe or regulation compliant it would be.
That leaves the ceiling space, and I know that there are several methods I could use for the re-wiring.
I could use Wago blocks and the enclosure box available with them; or junction boxes and so on.
But I want to find the easiest way that is safe.
My idea is to enlarge the ceiling hole to the size of the rose and push it inside.
I realise that I may have to replace the flex with 3-core in order to earth the light.
It would be easy to do if regulations permit, and another advantage would be that there would be plenty of room for me to push short pieces of baton through the hole and to hold them while screwing them to the ceiling.
I would then be able to screw the flush light through the ceiling into the baton.
The flush lights are big, so i need not worry about the ceiling rose-size hole in the ceiling being too big for the light to be fitted.
I would appreciate any comments. Thanks in advance.


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Technically you cant do that, as the ceiling rose is a junction box, and junction boxes must be accessible, not to mention it will look s***

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Hi. Thanks for the info. I'll do it the longer way, just to be legit. Thanks again.


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wagos will be fine

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