Ceiling light replacement


Postby 41123a » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:29 pm

I have bought a new ceiling light which I want to install. It is double insulated and has a connector block for live & neutral. My existing ceiling rose has 1 earth wire, 2 neutral wires and 1 live. I think this means it is on an old style loop.

Can I simply put both neutral wires into the new light fitting neutral connector block and put the live wire in the live connector block?
41123a
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
0%
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:26 pm

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby kbrownie » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:47 am

Ho 41123a
The fact you only have one red indicates to me that it is not a loop in circuit, but wired via junction box in single cables rather than twin and earth.
So that being the case you are right to think blacks to neutral side and red live side of fitting.
Also with the light being double insulated I guess there is no earth connetion, but don't cut this cable back, one day it may be need again and as there is no other earth to connect it to! connect it in to connection strip and tape up. using green&yellow insulating tape
Regards
KB
kbrownie
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 1993
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:36 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!



 


  • Related Topics