I've ascertained how to wire up the new light fittings using connectors so that I'm left with just the single Live and Neutral wires (plus the earths). However, because there are up to 5 cables involved, there are too many wires to fit into single connectors. I think I'm right in saying that I could daisy-chain these connectors until I'm left with 1 wire for each - but I decided instead to remove the plastic connector strip from the rose and re-use it as well as the separate metal connector block from the rose for the earths.
I would have liked to have pushed this connector strip up above the ceiling plasterboard, as well as the earth connector, but the hole in the ceiling is not big enough. Rather than make a bigger hole, I left these connectors below the ceiling and fitted them inside the recess of the light fitting. I did insulate all connections with electrical tape.
Is what I have done acceptable, dangerous or somewhere in between? In this particular case, the light fitting didn't have a transformer in it, but I do have other lights to put up which do have one - should I be more careful in this case about leaving the connectors inside the light fitting?
I'm a newcomer to fitting lights with a loop-in system - so please be gentle - although I did talk through what I was doing with someone with electrical knowledge.