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Ceiling light installation

Hello All!! I just moved to Switzerland.

May someone please advise how do I install a hook in this ceiling hole to hang my IKEA light?

The ceiling hole is like that
https://im.ge/i/QSy22D

the Ikea light is quite heavy, it is as below,
https://www.ikea.com/ch/en/p/ikea-ps...hite-10383239/

Thank you very much for your help~
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Re: Ceiling light installation

the closer look of the ceiling hole,

https://im.ge/i/QSyBI1
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Re: Ceiling light installation

images dont work. Anyways: you dont install a hook IN the hole where the cables come out - you drill a hole next to it and fix a screw with a hook top in a dowel. Pretty sure you will find some youtube videos on that for the millenials...
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Re: Ceiling light installation

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images dont work. Anyways: you dont install a hook IN the hole where the cables come out - you drill a hole next to it and fix a screw with a hook top in a dowel. Pretty sure you will find some youtube videos on that for the millenials...
Or if you don't want to drill you can use an anchor

https://www.obi-italia.it/tasselli/f...arra/p/1187954
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Re: Ceiling light installation

Thank you for your reply.

here is the pic https://ibb.co/wJQH15q , please see if the image works
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images dont work. Anyways: you dont install a hook IN the hole where the cables come out - you drill a hole next to it and fix a screw with a hook top in a dowel. Pretty sure you will find some youtube videos on that for the millenials...

Thank you for your reply.

here is the pic https://ibb.co/wJQH15q , please see if the image works
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Thank you for your reply.

here is the pic https://ibb.co/wJQH15q , please see if the image works
Screw a lag hook into that center hole. If it works, great. If not, start drilling.
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Re: Ceiling light installation

Hi Koon


Wooh, on the drilling. If your Ikea lamp doesn't need a blanking plate then get hold of 1 of these .....


Can't find the German name for them. They just screw into the ceiling recess, and have a single hook for your lamp.


Careful with the wiring !!
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Re: Ceiling light installation

It's a "Lampenkralle": https://www.bauundhobby.ch/maschinen...0-mm/p/4948361
you put it in position, then rotate the hook to enlarge the clamps. Check the packaging for the maximum weight, available in different sizes.

Found it here: https://www.englishforum.ch/housing-...ing-light.html
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Re: Ceiling light installation

The junction box seems to be plastic, so screwing to it directly may be risky, considering the lamp is about 2kg (donít know how flimsy that box is). If itís not plastic, you can screw directly onto it. Other options:
1) seeing as the lamp has a nice, big baseplate, you can install a little mounting bracket (Deckenleuchte or Deckenlampe Halterung in German), screwing to either side of the box, or
2) with or without a mounting bracket, set a small plastic anchor (such as a Hilti HUD, or a Fischer Duopower) either 6mm or 8mm through either large hole at the end of the junction box, and screw your hook into it (Schraubhaken in German).

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