Wiring Ikea PS2014 Pendant Light with exisiting ceiling rose

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  1. JRhd

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    Hi all,

    New here and a novice with electrics but i have this light thats taking up space in my house so id like to put it up.

    Ive attached images (see below) of my existing ceiling rose and also the terminal box i intend to wire up. Yes i will turn the fuse box switch to the off position and check the lights are definately off before carrying this out.

    After some research ive got in my mind how to do this, but i wanted to check with some experts before i go ahead:- can i simply just snip the existing main wire roughly where my thumb is (image 1), strip the remainders ends to show the copper of both the brown and blue wires, then simply put in the corresponding holes in the little terminal box on the new fitting? L is brown and N is blue (image 2)?

    Then ive already got it in my mind how to hang this on the hook (which i havent yet bought)

    Would this be a safe way of doing this? Might be a very obvious question but i cant afford to be hasty when dealing with something like this.

    Appreciate your answers in advance!


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    I had the same problem, I used one of these [​IMG] but not cheap, at around £25, but also [​IMG] (PCR2000) and [​IMG]which are £4.50 and £2.50 the whole idea is you wire on the ground then lift up and plug in, the back box [​IMG] (AS MB2) for the cheaper versions makes them still further out of the ceiling.
     
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    Hi eric,

    Thanks for the reply, im not sure what im looking at though. You see my knowledge in this is very limited but i have devised a way to keep the exisiting ceiling rose and have an idea on how to hang this light (i.e on the hook), i wanted to make this as simple as possible you see.

    My question now is, would my way not work at all? Seems to me like i can use the existing wiring (image 1) and just use the cable where my thumb is to wire into the ikea box?

    Would this work or not? I appreciate your answer but im afraid i may be a bit too inexperienced to use your method?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Brilliant, and thats safe, nothing can go wrong if done with care?

    Im planning on shortening the cable on the ikea light as well and using the ceiling cup it came with so it should look pretty neat.
     
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    how heavy is the new light fitting? you might be able to just connect it the same as the old one by removing the connections from the ikea connection block and wiring it straight to the ceiling plate.
     
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    You cant remove it i dont think as the lights operation requires you pulling down on cords. So the terminal box it came with has a hole on it which you hang on a hook (not included when i bought it!!) and this is going to have to be strong as im heavy handed haha!
     
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    But its not a heavy thing in itself
     
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    you misunderstand, do away with the bulbholder and cable that comes fixed to the rose ( I cant find the ceiling rose on its own) and wire your light fitting cable to the new ceiling rose
     
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