direct wiring fluorescent light
just came back from Lowe's looking at some elongated fluorescent lights. i want to install a direct-wired one in my walk-in closet.
the light has two perforated circular access holes that can be removed for wire access, kind of like a regular receptacle box.
what is not clear to me and the instructions inside the box did not cover is how the cable coming from behind sheetrock interfaces with the light because it is not made to be installed on an electrical box, like a regular ceiling light and it is installed entirely outside the wall, unlike, for example recessed lights that have a integrated box.
what i gather is that a loose cable will have to come out of a hole in the ceiling that is just a little bigger than the clamp that will go on the hole in the light but that just doesn't sound right. the light is much narrower than any electrical box that would go in the ceiling, so i don't think that is an option.