Replace Ceiling Rose With new Light That Doesn't Fit


Postby Markstev27 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:11 pm

Hi

We have bought a new ceiling light and need to replace the existing ceiling rose with the light

There is an existing light on the ceiling already that we installed 10 years ago but the new light cannot fit onto the ceiling rose

Whats the easiest way to replace it

Thanks
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Postby collectors » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:19 pm

It very much depends on the amount of cables at that ceiling rose. If possible, unscrew the ceiling rose front & take a picture of the cables inside. But it sounds like you will have to remove this rose to install the new light.
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Postby Markstev27 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:34 am

collectors wrote:It very much depends on the amount of cables at that ceiling rose. If possible, unscrew the ceiling rose front & take a picture of the cables inside. But it sounds like you will have to remove this rose to install the new light.

This is a picture of the rose
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Postby collectors » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:40 am

Hi, no picture showing. Many others have had the same thing when showing pictures. I don't know what size, but i think the forum will only except images under a certain KB. But in saying this, there are many things that don't work on this forum & its a real pain. Thats apart for having to wait up to 24 hours to get replies from post because they are monitored. I thought a forum meant open discussion??.
But please try again with a reduced image
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Postby Markstev27 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:42 am

For some reason the image wasn't uploading. This is the current ceiling rose and we need to take it out and install the new light
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Postby Mr White » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:07 pm

Mark the cables with an indelible pen, take a couple of clear in focus pictures, then use "Wago connectors" (Get them from screwfix / electrical wholesaler) and use those instead of a ceiling rose, and if you put them in a wago box, you can poke the lot up into the ceiling, so you will only be left with a 3 core flex (That you purchased with the wagos) that you connect your new light to.
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