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Maximum weight for pendant hanging from electrical cord

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Hi everyone,

I'm a Beijing based architect lately doing lighting design. I designed a light installation with pending ceramic jars weighting approx 140grams each. I used a steel cable for support and an electrical cord for wiring; I am wondering if I could have hung the jars from the electrical cord and save the hassle of having the steel cable. The light is a .3W LED. See link below for images:


Many thanks,
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· animal lover /rat bastard
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where are you really from ?

that's a great design (visually), but looks like a ton of work. these pendant fixtures would have to be listed with the cord you propose, and possibly that would be allowed. In my experience the fixtures supported from the cord have a higher failure rate, and often use cheap plastic fittings which are unreliable and prone to breakage.
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