light fitting

Postby adiecuk » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:32 pm

hi guys...

Im just trying to replace a ceiling rose with a light fitting, i have followed the project on this but have a problem.

When its wired up the light switch in the bedroom just trips it every time i turn it on. Its the standard wiring system I believe, three sets of wires hanging down, switch black is red etc... ay ideas what im doing wrong besides attempting it lol.
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Simply Build It

Postby adiecuk » Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:51 pm

sorted now, thanks anyway
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Postby spark mercer » Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:30 pm

hey mate right the light switch has probably been wired to the first light not to the switch which means that there is a permanent live feed to the light you can indicate this because at the switch there should be red or brown tape depending on age of the wiring indicating that the neutral is live .

so all the live at the ceiling rose go into loop apart from the switch live neutral which goes into the live side of the light!! you may have to beel it out using continueity tester's but make sure the powers of ou might get a bit of back feed from your neutral's so be carefull cheers mate
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