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Shorten the lead on a light fitting. Answered

I bought this ceiling light:


As you can see from the picture, it seems to fit fairly snug to the ceiling. However, when I got it home I found that the cable length was slightly more than a metre! I mean, who has ceilings that high? Anyway, I thought it would be no problem just to cut the cable down and refit it into the ceiling rose.

My wife pointed out that the instructions say, "Caution! The length of the cable cannot be altered."

The fitting has 4 x led bulbs. Can anyone tell me if there could be a problem if I shorten the lead?

Frankly, otherwise I will take it back for a refund.



4 years ago

No need to shorten it. Loop it to take up the slack and zip tie it down. Shouldn't bee too noticible.