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Light fitting with no earth

Discussion in 'Electrics Outside of the UK' started by adrienne224, 27 Oct 2017.

  1. adrienne224

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    I've just about to replace a standard light pendant with a new (fancier and metal one) and noticed that the new fitting has no earth connector. I think it doesn't need one as the Live and Neutral wires are double insulated (within rubber sleeves and in a plastic connector box). If that's the case do I just tape up the earth wire and leave it in the ceiling ?



    This is probably a daft question but I want to make sure I do the right thing !
     
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    My advice is to put on your steel helmet and prepare for the in-coming!

    In fact, I'm surprised no-one has fired a few shots over you bows already!

    Anyway, trying to be a little more helpful, electrical cables are not 'double insulated'. It is the light fitting that needs to be double insulated, and if you can see a symbol of a square box inside another square box, you're OK. If not, a metal light fitting must be earthed and really ought to include some means of attaching the earth cable.
     
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    I didn't realise that you were knowledgeable about what the NEC says about this. o_O
     
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    If you still haven't left us, Adrienne, may I ask where you bought the light fitting?
     
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    She's gone!

    Why do people come here looking for advice and then just bugger off? :confused:
     
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    People are allowed weekends off.
     
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