Flourescent Lighting to a Plug

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Hi all,

I'm wanting to wire some spare flourescent lighting squares to a plug, I'm no electrician, I'm barely a DIYer but I know how to wire a plug so I thought this would be right up my street. (The lights will be used in the mrs bespoke walk-in wardrobe).

I did a bit of reading and learned I could connect flourescent lighting to a 13A plug with a 3A fuse to get the job done.

However I've been looking at the squares I've got and they don't seem to have an earth cable I can wire into my plug, they have a live and a neutral, but the earth cable seems to be going off in another direction and is attached to the metal fixing for the square.

I've posted an image of the light fittings below, basically the earth is attached to the metal grill.

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What should I do re my wiring? Detatch the earth from the grill and put it in my plug, or just wire it without and earth wire in the plug?

Cheers for any advice.
 
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Do you have a picture of the wiring arrangements.

Most likely you need to add your own 3-core flex to go from the terminals in the fitting to your plug. Make sure the flex is adequately restrained.
 
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I'm at work at the moment, I'll be able to post a picture of the wiring arrangements later tonight.

I've bought some 3 core flex cable today, which is when I got worried about my earth as I wasn't sure what to do with the earth inside my flex haha :)

Cheers.
 

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