Changing a pendant to a new light with no earth connection

Postby cramegap » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:01 pm


I have just bought a new light from Ikea and want to put it up in my lounge. I thought this would be a straight forward job; just removing the existing pendant and replacing it with the new light, however I have come across a problem.

The current pendant is set up with the usual L, N and E but the new light only has a connector for L and N. Where would I put the E wire which is coming out of the ceiling ?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Simply Build It

Postby supersparks » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:30 pm


All you need to do is connect the live and neutral to your ligth fitting and put the earth in a bit of connector block then put some insulation tape over the connector block. You should then get a leccy in to give you a minor works certificate
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Postby sparkie » Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:14 pm

Hi cramegap,

Put the earth wire in a connector block.
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Postby sparx » Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:46 pm

Hi no prob, just put in spare connector.
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