New light fixtures in Kitchen


Postby moz-uk » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:42 am

Hello all,
I would like to replace 2 existing ceiling rose pendants in my kitchen with two new ceiling lights(a 3 spot flush mount and a hanging lamp). My question is can I do this or do I need to have an electrician wire them up and sign it off? Or, can I wire them up and have an electrician sign it off if that's building regs? Had a look at the Part P regs, but still a little confused.
Hope this makes sense, thanks.
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Postby sparx » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:10 pm

Hi, as you are not making any changes to the fixed wiring even though it is in a kitchen it's fine to DIY and doesn't need registering,
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Postby moggy1968 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:36 pm

yep, this constitutes a like forlike replacement so can be DIyed, just make a note of what cables go where. if the loop is in the light it can be confusing if you don't get it right, appologies if you already know this.
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Postby moz-uk » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:15 am

Thanks to both of you, very much appreciated. :)
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Postby moz-uk » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:31 am

Hello again,
A friend of mine changed the lights for me 4 or 5 days back. Last night the bulb went on it as I turned on the switch(breaker did not trip). I thought it was just the bulb(brand new), but I put in a new bulb this morning and after 5 minutes or so, the bulb began to flitter on and off. I switched off the lights in the kitchen once I saw that.
Can anyone suggest any possible problems when he wired it up or can it just be another bad bulb? Thanks again.
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Postby sparx » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:43 pm

hi moz-uk,
either a loose connection at fittings terminal or if a bayonet type lamp a stuck pin,( not usual on a new fitting).
would get connections checked ASAP & wise not to use until done,
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Postby moz-uk » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:06 am

Thanks Sparx.
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