question regarding flex for fluorescent fixture
Installing a new fluorescent fixture in my garage and want to place it a few feet from where the old one was.
The original was placed over the junction box in the ceiling. It would be difficult to move the box in the ceiling so I am hoping to do either of the following:
first choice - install a plate over the box and install flex type cable through it using the correct clamps on both ends. I believe I would need to run a ground as well as bond the metallic flex (can I use plastic flex conduit?). Problem is that the ceiling box is plastic so I do not see the means to properly bond the metallic flex. It would be about 16-18 inches of flex if that matters.
second choice - change the box out and install an outlet in it and then install a standard three prong cord onto the fluorescent fixture and just plug it in. Would this be appropriate? I have fluorescent fixtures that came corded that are installed in this manner in my shop so don't see why it would not work.