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Topic Title: EICR code for poorly earthed lights?
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Created On: 11 November 2012 09:07 AM
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 11 November 2012 09:07 AM
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alanblaby

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Chandelier type metal light fitting, R1 + R2 is 155 ohms at the bayonet/lamp fitting, less than 1 ohm when tested at the pendant connection (so fixed wiring is good).
Took off the fitting, and though there is an earth lead there, the end cannot be traced, but clearly seems to have a poor/loose connection.

I was thinking this should be a C2 (it is approx 2000mm from the floor when fitted), am I correct in my thinking?

Or maybe a C3?

Thanks
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 11 November 2012 09:54 AM
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daveparry1

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If anything i'd say C3 because it's not really dangerous is it. If it's on a 30m/a rcd no code at all though. (max. 1667 ohms)

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 11 November 2012 02:01 PM
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sparkiemike

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I would go with a C2. because the observed deficiency is not considered to be dangerous at the time of the inspection, it would become a real and immediate danger if a fault or other foreseeable event was to occur in the installation.
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