Heavy light shade and a plaster ceiling rose


Old 09-03-14, 01:43 PM
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Heavy light shade and a plaster ceiling rose


I have purchased a large 1940s style factory light shade for our living room which weighs 5kg, so this will need to be hung from a joist/noggin. Thats fine and I can do this. The problem I have is that there is an ornate Victorian plaster ceiling rose, the centre of which drops about 5inches from the ceiling. How would I go about fixing a steel ceiling rose with hook to the joist through the plaster rose? Is it as crude as a pair of 7inch screws going straight through the plaster rose and into the joist?

There is a manufactured hole through the middle of he plaster rose for the cable drop, so I could potentially run the chain from the light fitting through this hole to a hook on the joist - thus eliminating the need for the steel ceiling rose hook; however this would mean the chain and cable simply disappears into the ceiling via the cylindrical hole in the plaster rose. Would this be visually inappropriate - I have tried to find an image of this on google but I'm struggling, so it's either my search terms or this simply isnt the done thing??

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Old 09-03-14, 02:10 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Can you give us some pictures?

Old 09-03-14, 05:04 PM
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Since this is an electrical/lighting question I have moved it to the lighting forum. If this is just a shade and not an electric light let us know.

You don't mention a junction box. If this is a light you need a junction box.
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