Fitting a new light with a 3 core & earth cable

Postby sarahpr » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:41 pm

Can someone please help.

I am trying to fit a new ceiling light to my existing wiring. Before I disconnected the old light i took a picture of the set up. It had three red wires grouped together, three earch wires together, two black wires and one blue connected to the blue wires of the light fitting and a yellow wire connected to the brown wires of the light fitting.

I now know that i have been dealing with a three core and earth wire, but i still can't get the light to work!

I have tried connecting blk, blk and blue to the blue of the light and brown of the light to yellow - this doesn't work. If i connect brown to the three reds the light stays on!

What should i do with the yellow wire? should i group it with the reds and try and work out which of the black wires is a switch or am i likely to do myself an injury!

Please help!!!
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