Listed lighting whips -- 6' -- with black, red, white and green are availabel -- by the drum.
They look, from a distance, just like MC, after installation. They use trick flex-connectors -- straights only -- that mate with 3/8" flex. This is a trade size NOT distributed to our trade -- just to NEMA players -- so they can make these whips and sell them to us.
They are restricted to feeding just one (1) lumiere, of which a master-slave combo is deemed one fixture.
Being factory dimensioned to 6' they are easy to inspect. They are easy to make up in the lumiere -- since their conductors are sized, just so. Orange wire nuts are favored -- even Blue (tiny) wire nuts can fit. (I just think of them as slower, touchier.)
You still have a tiny conductor going under a wire nut sized for #12 -- unless you're using the trick Wago. This gadget is sized for a single lumiere tap along with #12 conductors. (IIRC it can take #18 through #16)
These dinky tap conductors are specially exempted by the lumiere tap rules.
This product is NOT normally used by small electrical contractors since the job has to be of scale before its economics turn favorable. The dinky conductors are a snap to install inside the limited space found in most lay-ins and most hat fixtures. That's not a trivial advantage when the job scales up.
Wagos are tough to beat for lightly loaded lighting circuits. They're now popping up in all of the factory prepped assemblies -- now advertized in EC Magazine with each issue.
Our trade is designing out field labor. The bigger the job, the more it happens.
Edited by Tesla (02/23/14 05:05 PM)