I want to install a ceiling light, but find this inside the hole instead...

Old 07-04-16, 05:09 PM
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I want to install a ceiling light, but find this inside the hole instead...

I just moved into a new condo and there's a metal cover in the ceiling over what I assumed was for a future light fixture. When I removed the cover hoping to install some track lighting, I find this intead:

<img src="https://i.imgur.com/iZFsKMv.jpg" width="490" height="653"/>

Is this a new thing to replace the black/white/green wire system lol? What do I do with this?
Old 07-04-16, 06:15 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Return the cover and leave it alone. It is your sprinkler system in case of a fire.
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I couldn't see real well inside but I agree, its looks like a sprinkler head to me. Thing is, I cant figure out why its enclosed. The little copper colored things should be open to the room.
Old 07-04-16, 07:30 PM
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In a flush situation like in an apartment or house the cover used over the sprinkler head has lead holding the cover in place and melts with the heat of a fire exposing the actual sprinkler head.
Old 07-06-16, 10:22 AM
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That is a sprinkler. Some have aesthetic covers so as to be less obtrusive.

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