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Postby treehouse » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:22 pm

We have bought some wall lights from Ikea that go with a mirror, expecting a plug on the end of a cable to power them. However, when the box was opened, it needed a cable from a lighting circuit in the wall to be attached to the lights (which we don't have).

Is there any reason I can't attach a normal appliance plug and cable instead?

If so what do I do with the earth wire on the cable as there is nowhere to connect it on the (plastic) light fitting?

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Postby ericmark » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:01 pm

If the fitting has a double square one inside the other it is Class II and does not require an earth fitting a plug would require a max 5 amp fuse more likely 1 or 3 amp. Not sure of if they can sell without a plug not sure where the line between installed lights and free standing lights falls.

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