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Using sunlift hangers on my ADA Solar?

I recently bought a set of sunlift hangers for my new ADA solar I and was hoping to get some advice on how best to install them. If you're not familiar, these allow super easy height adjustment. Just push up or down as needed.

Issue: the sunlift hangers come with a synthetic material string which you are supposed to tie to your fixture. As you can see, the ADA pendant doesn't exactly play nice. It has 2 fixed steel wires for hanging.

How can I adapt one to use the other?



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How do the ADA cables attach to the fixture? Should be able to adapt the cable mount to use the string. They are essentially the same thing...
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It's not readily apparent how they attach, and I hesitate a little to starting prying at this thing.
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Booger,

There should be wire clamps as part of the light. They look like this...scroll to the bottom

http://www.adana.co.jp/en/products/n...ing/solar/#p01
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Short of some exploratory surgery, I'd say you'll have to clamp the string to the cable with cable clamps of crimp sleeves. Wouldn't be my first choice, but I can understand your hesitance to tearing apart an expensive new fixture.
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I am thinking I can repurpose a couple small belays, typically used for climbing. Not ideal, but should work until I figure out something better.

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