More lights are coming with safety cables that have to tie off to the structure in the attic. Question is what do you do if there is no attic. House that I working on now in one room the ceiling looks like a witch hat. No attic. Light only ways about 35 pounds. It was blocked and boxed for a ceiling fan. So I know the box is fine, just not sure what to do about the cable. I was told by the lighting sales rep not to ever cut the cable. Any ideas??? Thanks.
I agree with Early and HLC - If you cannot access any structural support - I would drill a small 3/16" hole thru the side or back of box (depending on where closest structure is) and use a long enough screw so that it passes thru cable eye, thru box (side or back) and into the structural support. Wrap the excess cable into the canopy.
#67281 - 07/02/0607:20 AMRe: Safety cable on light fixtures