lighting


Postby richie0202 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:37 pm

Hi i want to put a light in my loft, i have put a junction box in there coming off bedroom light, but after wiring it up the light stays on permantly could you please advise.
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Postby jackhawk » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:21 pm

Hi,

Have you gone junc box, switch and light or junc box light and then switch?

1. Run cable from junc box to SW, put the incomming L in common and out going L to L1. Join the two Ns together in a block. The cable to the light goes L to light L (not loop) and N goes to light N.

2. Run cable from junc box to light. L in loop and N in N of light. With a second cable, connect L to loop in the light and connect the N (sleeved/taped) brown in L in the light. Run this cable back to SW in attic. L in common and (sleeved/taped brown) N in L1.

Same result both ways. Light will go on and off at SW.
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Postby sparx » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:26 pm

see under 'projects' at top of this page. electrical- adding a light. all in technicolour
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Postby richie0202 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:31 pm

[quote="jackhawk"]Hi,

Have you gone junc box, switch and light or junc box light and then switch?

1. Run cable from junc box to SW, put the incomming L in common and out going L to L1. Join the two Ns together in a block. The cable to the light goes L to light L (not loop) and N goes to light N.

2. Run cable from junc box to light. L in loop and N in N of light. With a second cable, connect L to loop in the light and connect the N (sleeved/taped) brown in L in the light. Run this cable back to SW in attic. L in common and (sleeved/taped brown) N in L1.

Same result both ways. Light will go on and off at SW.[/quote]



Thanks for that much apppreciated
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