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Question:

How can I hang a light onto a plasterboard ceiling?

It's a strip light but although I'm putting plugs in, after I drill the holes, as soon as I put the hooks up to hold the light the plugs just keep coming out....any suggestions?

Answer:

It's not a good idea to depend on the plasterboard for support. What you should do is locate the a ceiling joist (or truss) and secure the hooks to it with screws. You sure do not want to chance having the light come crashing down.
May 11, 2017
You need to buy special plugs for plasterboard. There are several systems for light, medium and heavy use. They mostly use some type of anchor that spreads out on the otherside of the board. They are quite effective, and really quite clever.
May 11, 2017
The anchors (plugs) have to fit snugly into the drill holes. If your drill holes are too big, the anchors will fall out. Make sure that you are using the right size anchors and drill bits.
May 11, 2017

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