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Postby Dim Bulb » Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:07 pm

Evening. I've spent some time attempting to install a new light fitting with very little success. Having taken the old fitting off I found two seperate cables with various wires taped together. The neutrals from each cable were attched to the old fitting, one with a red sleeve over the black cable. I tried using these on the new fitting but unfortuntely did not see the light. I then attempted a little ill informed investigation and removed the electrical tape from the lives and earths. Both lives had brass connectors on the ends which I removed so I now have two unattached cables and no idea what I need to do to get my light working. If anyone can either tell me where I need to go from here or point me toward a useful website I'd be hugely grateful. The light switch is a dimmer if that has any bearing.
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Postby thedoctor » Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:52 pm

Go to the DIY Projects section on this site and look for the project called replacing a light fitting. The answer is there,
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Postby Dim Bulb » Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:15 pm

Thanks
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Postby ericmark » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:22 pm

Look at Lighting by joannekym they had same problem
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