New house strange light fittings


Postby nmartin3383 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:41 am

We have bought a brand new house and we have the new 3pin lights in our lounge. We want to have a particular light fitting but can't seem to access the wiring on the ceiling as the white plastic rose/casing seems sealed and will not turn loose. The other standard fitting are all fine and we have been able to fit the lights we want. Any ideas?

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Postby sparx » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:24 pm

As you may not realise the 'new 3 pin' fittings are a legal requirement under building regs. as they only take low energy lamps & should not be changed.
That's the legal bit out of the way .....HIT IT with a small hammer!!!!
You're replacing it anyway, it will either loosen or break so with power off you will get a result.
All new properties must have a proportion of these fittings to comply with 'part-l 'of building regs. energy rating of the building.
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