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Hi, the new lights I have are metal and the earth connection doesn't connect to anything. I noticed the light that was there before someone had connected an earth to one of the bolts of the metal frame using a fork crimp. What would you do?
 
Check if the fitting is marked as double insulated, class II, Square within a square symbol.

As long as you use the little connection box supplied properly, any loose cable cannot come into contact with the metallic body of the fitting.
 
Sorry I've just gone to look for a class 2 marking and I think the earth terminal is connected to the frame.

It's just choc block on a laminated bit of paper but with closer inspection there appears to be a metal fork sticking out under the laminated card.

Doh.
 
As long as you use the little connection box supplied properly, any loose cable cannot come into contact with the metallic body of the fitting.
well ,thats the theory at least.But in reality a loose cable (or damaged cable) could quite easily come in to contact with a metal frame.The concept of "double insulated" has (in my view) been diluted to the point where its almost meaningless.
 

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