I moved to a flat that has on the ceiling 5cm holes with no way to screw or a hook to hang up a lamp, just the cables coming out, like the pictures attached.

What type of support could I use to install a basic e27 socket without the need to drill or damage the ceiling?

build-in lamps could be an option but how to fix them?

ceiling holeceiling hole

  • Not sure if this needs more details or just more focus...
    – FreeMan
    Jan 26, 2021 at 12:45

1 Answer 1


Put a fisher (6mm is enough for a lamp fixture) with a hook next and hang the fixture to it. When you'll move out, just fill the holes with stucco, I assume you live in a 'brick and mortar' house and not in a 'US-style' "wood and glue" home.

Fisher: Fisher
Stucco: Stucco

  • Any alternative that won't imply drilling? is there something like a T shape that could be used within the cable tubes?
    – nbari
    Oct 1, 2018 at 10:29
  • @nbari You might be able to screw into the plaster through the holes in the socket. I would poke about one of them with a very fine drill (with the power off of course), and see what is behind there. Jun 3, 2019 at 8:06

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