Rewiring a vintage light fitting

Does a vintage pendent light (art deco, I think) need rewiring to be fitted safely? What do I need do to make sure it works with modern wiring?

Asked by Tushar on 22nd Jan 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Yes best to rewire with same cable by a electrician"
Answered on 1st Mar 2023 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
"A qualified electrician should check the wiring by performing an insulation resistance test to make sure of the cables integrity.
Also if metal parts then check between the metal work and each individual cable using a continuity test to see if any exposed cable is touching the metal.
Additionally, if there is metalwork the fitting should provide earth protection to ensure safety."
Answered on 5th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"It's have to be electrically tested and if necessary rewire"
Answered on 27th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Most old light fittings have no earth so ensure an earth cable is attached if fittings is of metal as this fitting is old nay be worth renewing all cables"
Answered on 7th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"If the old wires are in good condition it's not necessary"
Answered on 22nd Jan 2023 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"Consult a registered Electrician for the works to be completed by a competent electrician.

Don’t try it your self as this may have a bevy impact on the house insurance as you are not registered to test the installation.

Answered on 22nd Jan 2023 - Member since May 2020 - report
"Any work that requires working directly with electrics or your electrical supply should be tackled by a qualified professional."
Answered on 22nd Jan 2023 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
"This is something I could do but would depend on which area you live."
Answered on 22nd Jan 2023 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"CPC or earth cable if it's made of a conductive material alot of old fittings do not have a means of earthing...."
Answered on 6th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"This would depend on the outcome of several tests on the fitting.
If all readings are sufficient then no rewire would be required."
Answered on 22nd Jan 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
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