Ceiling light loop wiring


Postby Tommo » Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:29 pm

In the original wiring I have one red permanent live, 2 red loop wires, 1 black neutral, and 2 earth wires twisted together. In the new light fitting I only have the normal 3 terminals, live neutral and earth. I first of all wired the new light, in the normal way, but left out the 2 loop wires. The light stays on, and won't turn off at the switch, I have tried all sorts of combinations with no success. Where DO the loop wires go? Help!
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Postby ericmark » Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:23 am

Permanent line is one of the loop wires which will connect to other loop wire and not to lamp.
The switch wire should connect to the lamp with the neutral.
The loop wires don't go anywhere just connect together.
http://www.ericpalmer.fsnet.co.uk/Lighting.html shows a number of diagrams as to how connected as does the projects section does this help?
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Postby Tommo » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:39 pm

Yes! Thanks to Eric, I have this problem sorted.
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