In case you can't work it out from light fitting project...........
the two reds do not connect to your fitting.
the two blacks go to the fitting one should be marked red as it is the switched live back from switch and goes to brown of light, blue of light goes to black
OK. I have exactly the same problem.
The Project notes suggest that I will have three cables from the ceiling - but I only have two.
I'm fitting a new strip light in the kitchen.
There is only one junction box in the new fitting. What do I do with the four wires - I know where the Earth wires go!
the two twin plus earth cables you have are :
two earths as you know , which should have grn/yel.
sleeving and go to earth term. in 3way term .block
you need another block to take the two red cores which do not connect to the light at all they are the incoming live which then goes to the switch the other two black wires go to L& N in the term. block in the fitting, one of the wires is neutral the other is the switched live back from the switch which should be marked as a red but often is not.
the light will work either way round with L& N reversed, but try to find which is switch wire and mark it red and put it in L term.
This is a bit alien to a bloke who normally only changes a plug!
To double check. I have one L,N,E block. The two black cables go into the L & the N terminals. I need to buy another terminal block to house the red cables - which will be connected to nothing but the terminal block?
Can anyone help?
I am fitting 2 sets of quad bar spotlights and I am having a problem
with the wiring?
I have one set working, the other set has 2 neutral (black), 3 live (red) and 2 earths. One of the lives has voltage going through it but the other 2 have not. I have tried different combinations of the reds but no joy!!
I have wired up the other light as such
1 neutral (black live switch) to brown
2 neutral (black) to blue
3 earths as standard
3 lives together on last space in terminal block
This works perfectly. It is the other light I am now having problems with the one mentioned above.
I am at wits end, please help!!
i have an old house, about 100 years in age. ceiling wires are just black and red. Having never wired anything before I was assuming the black was a neutral and the red was a live. I bought a 4 light bracket for the kitchen - this had a brown (live) and blue (neutral). I connected the brown to red and the black to blue using a small junction/ wire joiner. It worked for a while then something blew. Now i'm not so sure i connected this right. can you help?