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If anyone has suggestions.....I have installed this ceiling lamp and it is hanging 3 feet off the ground. There is a large plastic white cup that I can stuff the extra cord into, however, there is no way to attach the plastic cup to the metal ceciling plate. So it just falls down. Any ideas? Thanks!
I'm having a similar problem with my FILLSTA. I don't have the instructions because I acquired the light secondhand, and they aren't on IKEA's website either.
I believe that if you just press the cup onto the plate hard enough, the friction will keep it in place, but then the plate is about half an inch "below" the lip of the cup, so it would no longer be flush against the ceiling when it's actually installed. This is where we're stuck: we can't figure out how to mount the plate to the ceiling AND make the cup stay on the plate.
Any thoughts? foofan, did you find a fix for this?
Of course.. I sat for longer than I'd care to admit pondering the fixture. I kept screwing the "nut," for lack of a better description, to the cup, noting that it would keep the actual lamp part in place since it clamped down on the cord, but I never considered that it would also hold the cup in place once it was mounted to the ceiling.
I feel ridiculous for not seeing this before, but at least I'm not alone.
Thanks for the quick help, bigredbird; it's much appreciated.
Riddle, how many people does it take to hang one of these lights?
Answer; Two intelligent adults and answers on this web site, but a qualified electrician and someone from Ikea that has done this before!! oh, and duct tape:/
After cramming and cramming the cord into the fixture, we finally had to cut it to a more reasonable length. There was no "screw" in the cap as was described above, hence the duct tape. Though this person could have been seeing things due to extensive reading and re reading the instructions that do not even cover this!
Good luck and my best wishes to Ikea since I will never see them again!!!
I just bought this pendant light, read through all the posts, and still can't figure out how to make the cord shorter without cutting it. There is no room in the junction box to store the excess cord. When I store the extra cord in the plastic dome, the dome does not stay flush to the ceiling cap. Also, the "screw" in the previous post is now a rubber donut that grips the cord. Anyone have an update or trick that worked? Thanks.
this lamp is yet another reason why i found ikea to be so frustrating and often promise to never return. Yes - there is no longer a screw - as previous mentioned in this thread. So, you either have to cut the cord - not fun - or you have to bundle the cord (as close to the ceiling as possible) and tie it - then slide the cup up into place.