Help with putting up new light


Postby monks » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:57 am

I'm sure this is the most simple thing in the wold but I am a bit dubious when it comes to electrics.

I have taken off an old ceiling light and want to put a new one up.
The problem is I have three live and three neutral and one earth coming out of the ceiling which are all quite thick.

On the light which I want to put up again there is the same amout of cables going into the block but they are a lot thinner and the holes in the block are small too.

Do I need to put all three from the ceiling into the block in the light or just one. If so this seems impossible because all three cables are too thick for one hole in the light.
Many thanks.
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Postby sparx » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:30 pm

Hi Monks ..No you don't! .. Have 3 N & 3 L's that is!!!
you have 3 Lives looped together which did not connect to your old light!they were merely joined to each other at the fitting, they go in a spare term block.
2 of your blks are N & go to the fittings N, the other one is a sw. return wire which would have been alone & should have been taped/sleeved red to go to the L of your light, earths must of course be connected,
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NB this is in'Projects' in colour.
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:46 pm

[quote="monks"]I'm sure this is the most simple thing in the wold but I am a bit dubious when it comes to electrics.

I have taken off an old ceiling light and want to put a new one up.
The problem is I have three live and three neutral and one earth coming out of the ceiling which are all quite thick.

On the light which I want to put up again there is the same amout of cables going into the block but they are a lot thinner and the holes in the block are small too.

Do I need to put all three from the ceiling into the block in the light or just one. If so this seems impossible because all three cables are too thick for one hole in the light.
Many thanks.[/quote]

MONKS

U SHOULD HAVE 3 LIVE ( RED ) 2 NEUTRAL ( BLACK ) AND 1 SWITCHWIRE ( BLACK TAGGED RED , GOING TO BROWN OF EXISTING
LUMINAIRE ) . USE A 3 CORE 1 . 5 MM2 BROWN AND BLUE AND EARTH
AND CONNECT BROWN 2 ( BLACK TAGGED RED ) , BLUE TO 2 NEUTRALS
AND EARTH , USING EARTH SLEEVING TO EARTH WIRE.
THE OTHER END OF 1.5 CONNECT TO BROWN , BLUE AND GREEN / YELLOW OF FITTING.
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Postby monks » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:23 pm

Appreciate your help gents, thanks.
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Postby Shaun » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:50 pm

Hello....i have a problem.I have taken my old light fitting down in my living room and there just seems to be to many wires.I will explain what wires i have and hopefully someone can help me.
I have 3 thick grey wires with the others smaller wires encased.........

GREY 1= 2 Reds +1 Green/Yellow
GREY 2= 1 Black + 1 Red + 1 Green/Yellow
GREY 3= 1 Black + 1 Red + 1Green/Yellow

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:39 pm

[quote="Shaun"]Hello....i have a problem.I have taken my old light fitting down in my living room and there just seems to be to many wires.I will explain what wires i have and hopefully someone can help me.
I have 3 thick grey wires with the others smaller wires encased.........

GREY 1= 2 Reds +1 Green/Yellow
GREY 2= 1 Black + 1 Red + 1 Green/Yellow
GREY 3= 1 Black + 1 Red + 1Green/Yellow

Any help would be much appreciated.[/quote]

SHAUN
2 BLACKS TOGETHER ( NEUTRALS )
2 REDS OPPOSITE THESE BLACKS TOGETHER ( PERMANENT LIVE
TWIN RED 1 CORE GOES WITH 2 REDS ( PERMANENT LIVES )
THE REMAINING RED OF THE TWIN RED GOES TO LIGHT FITTING AS YOUR SWITCH WIRE.
BLUE OF FITTINGS TO NEUTRALS ( BLACKS )
ALL GREEN AND YELLOWS TOGETHER ( EARTHS )
MAKE SURE U EARTH FITTING !!!!!!!!!!!!
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