Sorry if this is an obvious question but I've googled a lot and still a bit confused so hoping for a bit of advice.
We have just moved and are in the process of doing up the house. In the bathroom there is an old (at a guess 70's) Dimplex wall light which has had the bulb holder removed and the exposed wires either side taped. It has a visible supply wire running into the loft. I'd like to remove it - I've checked for voltage using a multimeter between the two sides and it doesn't appear to be on so I'm wondering if it has been disconnected and just left in situ (though I will obviously double check the wires after removing the light unit itself). Ideally what I had planned to do was just pull the wire through into the loft and cap it off somehow, possibly using a chock box. My question is, is this safe to leave in the loft providing it is taped up securely and labelled as potentially live? I understand the best solution would be to remove the wire at the supply too but that would mean cutting away a large part of the first floor wall to get at the fuse box properly so if it is safe to do so I'd like to avoid that.
I has to be so it needs a key or tool to access the live parts, and you can unwind standard insulation tape so not an approved method, self amalgamating tape would comply, but better to put in a box with a screw in the lid so it needs a tool to access.
Thanks both for your replies - abandoned the tape altogether and instead went out and got a maintenance-free junction box to put them in. Pretty sure they weren't live after all - tested them with a meter while removing the light and no AC voltage but better safe than sorry! Safely in the box in the loft which I've labelled too. Ta for the help, cheers!
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