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# 256016 10-Sep-2019 18:44
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As I am aware importing electrical anything opens a can of worms, I did some homework (here on Geekzone!) and thought I would be ok with these lights.  This is a private residential install

 

However, my electrician informs me they cannnot install without an SDOC (Supplier of Document Conformity).  My brief googling of this suggests this is a document a retailer may need to provide to purchasers in NZ - but do I really need this for a private residential install?  Surely this would make private importation of lights impossible - and I'm sure others here have done it.  Does anyone have any recent advice regard installing imported lights?


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  # 2314502 10-Sep-2019 19:47
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Your electrician is only covering his ass, He will have to sign a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) and and Electrical safety certificate (ESC) and to legally sign these he it allowed to rely on a manufactures Sdoc to say that the lights are safe to install and use.

 

You would be asking a bit much for him to put his license and income on the line and ask him to sign a false CoC and ESC.

 

 


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  # 2314504 10-Sep-2019 19:53
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I was told that its not a major for light fittings to complete one if you have the appropriate euro test certs from someone that imports homewares and other stuff. Never really looked into it furthur since that conversation.





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  # 2315220 11-Sep-2019 19:47
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gregmcc:

 

Your electrician is only covering his ass, He will have to sign a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) and and Electrical safety certificate (ESC) and to legally sign these he it allowed to rely on a manufactures Sdoc to say that the lights are safe to install and use.

 

You would be asking a bit much for him to put his license and income on the line and ask him to sign a false CoC and ESC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for this, guess it's back to the drawing board.  Anyone looking for some cheap lights? 


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