Lighting Circuit Problem

Postby Hannah » Mon May 21, 2007 12:20 pm

Can anyone help me???
I put up a new ceiling light in the lounge, keeping very close to the original holes but I appear to have done something wrong!
I only have lights in half the house and all the trips are on.
What else can I check? Is this going to cost me?????!
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help
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Postby eddie » Mon May 21, 2007 3:10 pm

sounds as if you've put the outgoing feed that go to the next llight on the run in the wrong place.
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Postby Hannah » Tue May 22, 2007 7:23 am

I'm afraid I'm no good with anything vaguely technical (obviously!) Does this mean the light itself is just hooked up wrong? I haven't changed anything else, just that light.

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Postby sparx » Tue May 22, 2007 12:54 pm

Hi Hannah,
how many wires are there? should be in most cases 3 reds/browns looped together not connected to the fitting itself (L in, L out to next light, L to switch)
also 2 Neutrals (Black or blue) connected to fitting N. (N in, N to next fitting),
Finally 1 odd wire from switch which is to L of fitting (should be red or brown , but may be black/blue if bad leckie fitted it cos it should have been taped/sleeved to show sw. live)
If still unsure there is a project with drawings on forum,
regards SPARX
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Postby Hannah » Tue May 22, 2007 2:22 pm

Sparx, your a star, I'll try it later.


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